Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in isolated places over Odisha during the next 24 hours, reported the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday. Besides, thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with gusty winds of 30 to 40 kmph is likely at few nortern and southern districts for the next few days.
Director of Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas, informed that heatwave warnings have been issued for Nuapada, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Boudh, Kalahandi and Angul districts.
While the highest temperature of 45.5 degree Celsius was recorded in Bolangir in the last 24 hours, temperature above 40 degree Celsius is likely to prevail in over 11 places during the next 24 hours after which it will return to above normal, he added.
Biswas further informed that normal temperature will prevail in Bhubaneswar and other coastal districts including Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara, however, the humidity will be causing major discomfort.
He informed that thunderstorm activity may occur at southern districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Gajapati and cloudy weather conditions with prospects of thunderstorm at northern districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Jharsuguda.