A cyclonic circulation lies over Myanmar and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal currently. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over East Central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the formation of a cyclonic circulation over the north Andaman sea and neighborhood around September 29.Under its influence, a Low Pressure Area is likely to form over north Andaman sea & adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 48 hours.
As per the IMD, there is a possibility of heavy rainfall in some parts of the state in the coming days. It has also issued an ‘orange warning’ for heavy to very heavy rainfall in some districts of Odisha.
Incessant rain for the last couple of days under the influence of a low pressure area has caused landslides and waterlogging in several parts of Odisha.
According to the weather office, there will be a change in the weather from June 20, while several parts of Odisha will receive pre-monsoon rain from June 21.
The districts for which yellow warning has been issued are- Bargarh, Sambalpur, Sundragarh, Jharsuguda, Sonepur, Bolangir, Boudh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
Similarly, the downpour under the influence of the nor’wester led to water-logging in several parts of Bhubaneswar, informed sources adding that the flooded road connecting Raj Mahal to Master Canteen affected vehicular movement on the route.
Boudh was the hottest place in the State with the mercury touching 42 degrees Celsius followed by Jharsuguda and Sambalpur (41.6), Rourkela (41.4), Angul (41.1), Sundargarh (41), Talcher (40.8), Bolangir and Jagatsinghpur (40.5), Chandbali (40.2), Titlagarh, Sonepur, Nayagarh and Kendrapara (40).
Thunderstorm with lightning, Hail, and gusty surface wind with speed reaching up to 30-40 kmph is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Ganjam.
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The roads across the state wore a deserted look with people preferring to remain indoors as mercury is showing no sign to go down.
“For the next five to six days, there are chances of rainfall at one or two places in the State every day. In fact, there are chances of rain at one or two places in south and north Odisha today too,” said Weather Scientist, Umashankar Das.
The day temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius mark for the first time this season with poll-bound Jharsuguda district recording highest 40.4 degree Celsius.
As per the latest weather forecast issued by the IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, there will be no large change in the maximum temperature (day temperature) during next three-four days. However, it will increase by 2 to 3 degree Celsius thereafter.
Hailstorm activity with gusty surface wind was reported in Dhenkanal and Daringbadi in Kandhamal district.
While a yellow warning has been issued for the next 24 hours, an orange warning has been issued for the subsequent 24 hours as thunderstorm, lighting, and gusty wind is predicted over several Odisha districts.
Several parts of east and northeast India are likely to experience fresh spell of rainfall and thunderstorm activity between March 30 and April 1, 2023.
“There will be no large change in the maximum temperature (day temperature) over the districts of Odisha during the next 4-5 days,” the IMD said.
Rain may occur in many interior and coastal districts under the impact of the western disturbance between March 7 and 10.
For the last four to five days, a relatively dip in the mercury in the mornings and nights is being recorded across the State with the day remaining hot. A slight increase in the day temperature has been recorded since Monday.