Bhubaneswar: Amidst huge humidity during the scorching summer, here’s good news for people about onset of monsoon and pre-monsoon rainfall in Odisha.
According to forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the southwest monsoon may hit Odisha in the next 4-5 days and the pre-monsoon rain may occur during this period.
The conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of the west Bay of Bengal and Odisha in the next 4-5 days, the IMD stated in a bulletin today.
The cyclonic circulation over westcentral Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh coast still persists and now lies over westcentral Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coast. A low pressure is likely to develop over north Bay of Bengal during next 4-5 days, the release said.
This possible low pressure is likely to expedite onset of monsoon in Odisha, the Bhubaneswar MeT said.
Meanwhile, the pre-monsoon rain is on the cards for next 5 days till June 21 in some places in Odisha.
The thunderstorm accompanied with gusty wind and lightning may occur some places in coastal, western, southern and interior districts from June 17 till June 22 morning.
The regional meterological centre issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for the coastal districts, Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal and Boudh for today.
The thunderstorm warning has been issued for the districts including Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Balangir, Bargarh, Nuapada, Sonepur, Deogarh, Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Rayagada, Gajapati and Balasore on June 18.
Heavy rainfall is likely at one or two places over the districts Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada and Gajapati on June 19. Also, the thunderstorm warning has been issued for Sundergarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal and coastal parts on the same day.
The heavy rain is also expected in one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam on June 20. The thunderstorm is likely at one or two places over the districts of north interior Odisha and Balasore, Bhadrak, Nuapada, Balangir, Sonepur, Jajpur and Kendrapara on the same day.
Meanwhile, the thunderstorm with lightning may occur at one or two places over the districts of north interior Odisha and Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Nuapada, Balangir and Sonepur on June 21. The Bhubaneswar MeT also issued heavy rain alert for the districts of Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur on June 21.