The IMD bulletin also warned of fairly widespread to widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorm/lightning/gusty wind with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over Kerala, coastal and south interior Karnataka during next four days, isolated heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu till May 18, and over Lakshadweep area on Tuesday.
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“While Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) teams are kept ready for Ganjam, Puri, Astarang, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts, the district Collectors have been empowered to take steps for evacuation if necessary,” Jena informed.
As per IMD, It is very likely to move north-westwards and intensify gradually into a depression during the subsequent 48 hours.
Heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds prevailed in the twin cities for quite some time. The first spell of rain is likely to bring down the maximum temperature.
The local Met centre has issued a ‘yellow warning’ predicting the prevalence of heatwave like conditions in the State for the next three to four days.
The stormy weather is expected to bring much-needed relief for people of the State reeling under sweltering heat.
Maximum temperature will be more than 40 degree Celsius at many places and likely to be above normal by 2 to 3 degree Celsius at a few places over the districts of interior Odisha during next 4 to 5 days.
Sweltering heat prevailed over most parts of Odisha on Sunday with as many as eight towns recording temperature of over 40 Degree Celsius even as the Bay of Bengal is set to host a fresh low pressure in three days' time
As per the latest reports of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat wave condition is likely to prevail at some places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Bargarh, Sonepur, Boudh and Bolangir on Thursday.
There will be no large change in maximum temperature (Day Temperature) during next 4-5 days over the districts of Odisha.
As per a bulletin issued by the weather office, the heat wave condition is likely to prevail over some districts till March 18.
According to the met office, Bolangir emerged the hottest place in the State with the mercury reaching up to a maximum of 40.5 degree Celsius followed by Titlagarh (40.5) and Angul (40).
Daytime temperature also remained above 36 degrees in 10 cities of the State in the last 24 hours. Titlagarh remained the hottest city with 38 degree Celsius on Sunday.
A yellow warning of a heat wave has been issued for some places in Bolangir, Subarnapur, Boudh and Angul districts for two days from Tuesday, the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said.