Rainfall likely over several parts in Odisha ahead of Diwali

Bhubaneswar: Even as temperature has already started dipping in Odisha with the onset of winter, rainfall is likely to occur at several places across the state ahead of Diwali (November 4).

As per a bulletin issued by Regional MeT Centre here, heavy rain is very likely to occur at one or two places over four districts–Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati and Ganjam–from 8.30 am of October 2 to 8.30 am of October 3. Yellow Warning has been issued for the said districts.

Besides, light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at a few places over the rest districts of south Odisha and at one or two places over the districts of Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara. Dry weather is very likely to prevail over the rest districts of the state, the weathermen added.

In view of the weather condition, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed all district Collectors to circulate the warning message among public. The Collectors have also been asked to monitor situation closely and take necessary action, in case of any eventuality.

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However, there will no large change both in maximum and minimum temperature during the next three to four days over the districts. Yesterday, Jharsuguda recorded the highest maximum temperature of 32.1o degree Celsius while the lowest 20 degree Celsius was recorded at Titilagarh.

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