IMD Issues Heatwave Alert For 8 Odisha Dists During Next 24 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘yellow’ alert for the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Angul, Deogarh, Sonepur, Bolangir, and Mayurbhanj forecasting heatwave condition is very likely to prevail at one or two places over these districts during the next 24 hours.

Light rain or thunderstorm is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, and Balasore.  Dry weather is very likely to prevail over the rest of the districts of Odisha during the next 24 hours, the IMD has stated.

The weatherman in its forecast for Bhubaneswar and its neighbourhood for the next 24 hours has said that the sky will be mainly clear and become partly clody towards afternoon or evening.

Maximum and minimum temperature is very likely to be around 40 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius respectively.

The IMD has said that due to Northwesterly/Westerly dry air at lower levels and high solar insolation maximum temperature (Day Temperature) is likely to increase slightly about 2°C at a few places over the districts of interior Odisha and due to the incursion of southerly along the coastal area near surface levels maximum temperature likely to fall slightly by about 2°C over districts of coastal Odisha during next 2 days and no large change thereafter.

Further, the maximum temperature is likely to be above normal by 3 to 5°C at many places over districts of interior Odisha and is likely to be above normal by 2 to 3 °C at a few places of coastal Odisha during the next 4 to 5 days, the IMD said. People have been advised to take precautionary measures while going outside during day time between 11 AM to 3 PM.