Bhubaneswar: The Nor’westers or Kalbaishakhi induced thunderstorm, heavy rainfall accompanied with gusty surface winds will continue to affect several places over the districts of coastal and interior Odisha. The Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre HR Biswas shared the weather predictions, today.
The thunderstorm activity will remain till May 31 and will then gradually decrease. Mostly coastal and interior Odisha will be affected and the effect in a lesser scale will be witnessed in south-interior Odisha.
“Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 45-50 kmph and light to moderate rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Sambalpur and Deogarh between 29/1440 hrs IST and 29/1740 hrs,” said a Nowcast warning for today evening.
For May 30, thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph and heavy rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of rainfall Coastal Odisha, Subarnapur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Balangir.
On May 31 heavy rainfall will expectantly lash across north and south coastal Odisha and in lesser proportions in South-interior Odisha. A thunder squall of 50-60 kmph is also expected.
Of the thunderstorm and heavy rainfall activity which the twin cities witnessed today morning, Biswas said that the gusting wind speed reached the maximum of 93 kmph at 4 am today for close to three minutes and several areas of Cuttack received 7 mm of rainfall.
Coming to the heatwave, Biswas said that 12 places across Western Odisha witnessed temperature soaring above 40 degrees. These are Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Hirakud, Bhawanipatna, Balangir, Parlakhemundi, Phulbani, Subarnapur, Boudh, Malkangiri and Titlagarh having the highest of 45.2 degrees Centigrade. The temperature is expected to remain below normal for the next few days.