Bhubaneswar: The regional office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) here has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph for 15 districts of Odisha till Monday morning.
According to the IMD, such weather condition is likely to prevail at one or two places in Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Nayagarh, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur.
One or two places in Nabarangpur, Bolangir, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput, and Kandhamal may also experience hailstorms. IMD has forecasted the likelihood of thunderstorms at some places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Nuapada, and Malkangiri.
Light to Moderate rain may also occur at a few places in Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Malkangiri, and Ganjam during this period.
IMD has also issued a yellow warning for the next 4 days with thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph at some places in five Odisha districts on Monday.
The weather office said that there is unlikely to be any significant change in day temperature (maximum temperature) at many places in the state and the mercury is likely to hover around 42°C and more at one or two places in Interior Odisha during the next 5 days.
Sambalpur was the hottest in Odisha at 43.7°C by 2.30 pm on Sunday, followed by Jharsuguda (42°C), Hirakud (41.8°C), and Bhubaneswar (39°C).