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2019 Flood affected farmlands: Odisha in top-5!

Bhubaneswar: In farmlands affected badly by floods this monsoon, Odisha was among the top-5 states in the country. The more disconcerting statistics is, in terms of proportion of flooded farmland to total flooded area, the State stood second in the country after Karnataka. Significantly, when Karnataka has faced a severe flood this monsoon affecting almost […]

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Fresh LOPAR will induce rains over Odisha from Aug 30 to Sept 4!

Bhubaneswar: Despite the Low Pressure Area (LOPAR) that was developed over northwest Odisha on August 22  is now being stationed over Chhattisgarh and adjoining East MP , there seems no let up in rainfall activities in the State on Sunday. IMD’s customised rainfall predictions for today shows the State is going to receive 121 per […]

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Depression lays centered in Odisha, heavy rains forecast for Southern dists tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: As this Monsoon’s first deep depression, though has weakened into a depression now, is stationed in Odisha,  the State has witnessed intense rainfall activities on Wednesday. The State, especially south interior Odisha adjoining Chhattisgarh, will experience heavy rainfall (80-90mm) tomorrow (August 8). As of mid-day, the State has received around 7cm rainfall following the […]

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Farming takes a hit in 10% blocks in Odisha; Bhadrak district severely hit

Bhubaneswar: When a high of 17 districts in Odisha have witnessed deficient rainfall till today, the farming activities have been severely effected in the whole of Bhadrak district. As per the preliminary findings of a joint study made by OUAT and IMD Bhubaneswar, as of  today, cultivation has been impeded greatly in at least around […]

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Despite rains, El Nino fear looms large: Skymet

New Delhi: Monsoon has picked up steam in July but prospects of El Nino effects are still looming, according to forecaster Skymet Weather. “Although now on decline, weather models are still indicating towards 50 per cent chances of El Nino during July. In fact, the probability would continue to be around 40 per cent throughout […]

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This pre-monsoon season is the second driest in 65 years

New Delhi: The pre-monsoon season this year is the second driest in 65 years, with gross rainfall deficiency recorded at 25 per cent, said private forecaster Skymet. The country witnessed 99 mm of rainfall in the three-month pre-monsoon season that ended on May 31, against the average of 131.5 mm, it said. All the four […]

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Late monsoon in southern & central states, predicts Skymet

New Delhi: In a latest advisory issued on Monday, private weather forecaster Skymet has said that this year the country’s southern and central states might witness late and weak monsoon. According to Skymet, farmers in South and Central India should postpone the sowing of kharif crops to at least the second week of June. In […]

Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected this week: IMD

New Delhi: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in large parts of India, including several places in Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Gujarat, over the next few days till Friday, the India Meteorological Department said today. The warning comes after the IMD said last week that the monsoon had covered the entire […]

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Odisha Boils: Nor’wester likely to help mercury plummet from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions with as many as 12 places in the state recording maximum temperatures above 40 degrees celsius on Tuesday. As per the regional Met department, Jharsuguda was the hottest place in Odisha with a maximum temperature of 44.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Hirakud with 44.1 deg […]

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Weather Forecast: Thunderstorm, lightning alert for 10 districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department has issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for ten districts and advised people to remain alert on Tuesday. As per the latest forecast, lightning and thunderstorm accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind is likely to occur at Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts till 7.15 pm while people in […]

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Monsoon likely to be normal this year: Skymet

New Delhi: Monsoon in India is likely to be normal with no chances of drought this year, private forecaster Skymet said on Wednesday, bringing relief to the country. The forecaster said there were 5 per cent chances of excess rainfall that is more than 110 percent of long-period average (LPA). The average, or normal, rainfall […]

Rainfall to continue for next 24 hours in Odisha: Skymet

Bhubaneswar: Scattered rain and thundershowers are expected to continue over Odisha and along the coastline of Andhra Pradesh during the next 24 hours, a report of the Skymet said. Rain and thundershowers were being witnessed in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh as a result of the persisting cyclonic circulation over Jharkhand and adjoining West Bengal and […]