Weather Alert: Thunderstorm, lightning warning for 11 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar:  The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here today predicted light to moderate rain for several districts in Odisha on February 16 and 17.

The MeT Centre said light to moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nuapada, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Deogarh between 8.30 AM on February 16 and 8.30 AM on February 17. However, dry weather is very likely to prevail over the rest districts of the state during the period.

The weathermen issued Yellow Warning for 11 districts in the state on February 17.

“From 8.30 AM on February 17 till 8.30 AM on February 18, thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Boudh, Angul, Balangir, Mayurbhanj, Balasore and Keonjhar,” said the MeT Centre.     

Besides, light to moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of south interior Odisha: Gajapati, Ganjam, Angul, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Balasore and Bhadrak on the day.

“However, there will be no major change in minimum temperature  over the districts of the state in the next three to four days. There will a little rise in the temperature after that,” said Weather scientist HR Biswas.

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