Bhubaneswar: Several districts of Odisha are likely to experience thunderstorm today and tomorrow, the Regional Meteorological Centre here forecasted.
Under the influence of anticipated middle and upper tropospheric westerly trough and low level north–south wind discontinuity/ trough, increase of thunderstorm activity is expected around 31st March 2023, the Meteorological Centre said in its bulletin.
Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nuapada, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Bolangir, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, and Balasore today, Meteorological Centre predicted.
Thunderstorm with lightning, hail and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kendrapara and Cuttack tomorrow, it forecasted, adding that heavy rainfall (7 cm to 11 cm) at one or two places likely over districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Cuttack, and Dhenkanal.
People are advised to keep watch on weather and take safe shelter during the thunderstorm activity. Also, harvesting of Rabi crops may be regulated judicially, it added.
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