Monsoon likely to reach Odisha in next 48 hours: IMD

Bhubaneswar: The Southwest Monsoon is likely to reach Odisha during the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted.

“Conditions are favourable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of north Arabian sea, some more parts of Gujarat state, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh, entire Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, some parts Vidarbha and Telangana, some more parts of Andhra Pradesh, Westcentral & northwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, entire Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and some more parts of Bihar during next 48 hours,” the IMD said in its bulletin issued this morning.

On the other hand, the Regional Meteorological Centre here has issued thunderstorm warning for several districts of Odisha for today.

“Thunderstorm with lightning very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur,” the Meteorological Centre predicted.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at many places over the districts of interior Odisha, Gajapati, Ganjam and at a few places over the rest districts of Odisha,” it added.

Temperature Forecast: No large change in maximum temperature (day temperature) during next 24 hours and gradual fall by 3-4 degree Celsius in subsequent 4 days over the districts of Odisha. Maximum temperature likely to be above normal by 3-4 degree Celsius at a few places over the districts of Odisha during next 24 hours.

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