Bhubaneswar: The heat-wave condition prevailing across Odisha is likely to continue for five more days as the regional office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has ruled out any major change in the maximum temperature (day temperature) at many places over the districts of Odisha during the period.
The maximum temperature (day temperature) is likely to be 42°C or more at one or two places during the next two days and at a few places during the subsequent three days over some districts of interior Odisha (viz Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Jharsuguda, Nuapada). Consequently, hot and discomfort weather is very likely to prevail, the IMD said.
At the same time, the weather office has issued a yellow warning for light to moderate rain or thunderstorm at a few places over the districts of coastal Odisha, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, and at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Angul, Boudh, Kalahandi, Nawarangapur, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nuapada and dry weather very likely to prevail over the remaining districts of Odisha.
The IMD has issued an orange warning for thunderstorms with lightning, squall, and gusty surface wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, and Kendrapada.
Under its influence, some damage to loose/unsecured structures and the breaking of branches of trees may occur. People have been advised to keep watch on the weather and take safe shelter during thunderstorms. The IMD has also advised people not to venture out of their homes between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm unless it is very necessary.