IMD Forecasts Light Rain, Thunderstorm Over Next 5 Days, Yellow Warning Issued

Bhubaneswar: With the ingress of moisture-laden wind from the Bay of Bengal into Odisha, conditions have become favourable for nor’westers from Sunday onwards. According to the IMD, several parts of the State will witness rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm over the next five days.

“During the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain/thunderstorm is very likely in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, coastal districts and Sundargarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Koraput,” the IMD stated and added that Yellow warning has been issued for Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, and Jajpur in the likelihood of thunderstorm and lightning.

On Sunday, Maximum temperatures observed marked fall at one or two places over North Coastal Odisha, appreciable fall at a few places over South Coastal Odisha, at one or two places over North Odisha and no large change elsewhere.

“The temperatures were appreciably above normal at many places over Interior Odisha, above normal at one or two places over Interior Odisha, below normal at one or two places over North Interior Odisha and normal elsewhere. The highest maximum temperature of 45.5 degrees Celcius was recorded at Titilagarh and the lowest minimum temperature of 24 degrees was recorded at Malkangiri,” the IMD stated.

The maximum temperature (day temperature) is likely to decrease by 2-3 degrees at many places across the State in next 3 days and no large change thereafter. Maximum temperature (day temperature) is likely to be more than 40 degrees and above normal by 2 to 3 degrees over Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir, and Boudh during the next 3 days, the Met Department informed.