Cyclonic Circulation Along The Coast Triggers Heavy Rainfall On Sunday Night

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of the State witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by thundershower and lightning on Saturday night. The activity which continued for more than an hour was triggered by a cyclonic circulation running through coastal Odisha from Saturday evening onwards.

Ghasipura in Keonjhar, and Korei in Jajpur district received the maximum rainfall of 6 cms during this period (on Saturday), followed by Danagadi (Jajpur) 5 (cms), Jajpur town 4, Jhumpura (Keonjhargarh) 4, Sukinda ( Jajpur) 4, Satyabadi (Puri) 4, Banspal (Keonjhargarh) 4, Bhubaneswar Aero (Khurda) 4, Kutra (Sundargarh) 4, Bhuban (Dhenkanal) 4, and Puri town.

According to the IMD, the cyclonic circulation is gradually moving into the Bay of Bengal. Under its impact light to moderate rain or thunderstorm is very likely to occur at few places over the districts of Coastal Odisha, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj & at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Kandhamal, and Deogarh.

The IMD has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Malkangiri, Koraput during the next 24 hours.

There will be no large change in Maximum temperature (day temperature) across Odisha during next 4 to 5 days. Maximum temperature very likely to fall by 3 to 4 degrees Celcius during next 24 hours and it will rise gradually by 2 to 4 degrees during subsequent 3 to 4 days, the Met Department informed.