The regional centre of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Bhubaneswar on Sunday issued thunderstorm and lightning alert to as many as 17 districts of Odisha for the next 12 hours.
Thunderstorm and lightning alert
As per the latest bulletin issued by the IMD, a yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kilometre per hour are very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Nayagarh, Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati, Nuapada, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jajpur and Deogarh.
Light to moderate thunderstorm and lightning alert
Meanwhile, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and at one or two places over the rest of the districts of Odisha, the IMD bulletin read.
People are advised to remain cautious and stay safe during the period.
“There will be no large change in the maximum temperature (Day temperature) over the districts of Odisha during the next 3-4 days,” read the IMD release.
Bhubaneswar will witness partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder or lightning in the next 24 hours. Maximum and minimum temperature very likely to be around 37°C and 25°C respectively in the Capital City.
Just a few days back. the state capital broke a 73-year-old record by hitting the maximum temperature of 44.2 degree. According to the Meteorological Center, the recorded temperature is the highest recorded temperature for the month of March ever since Bhubaneswar’s establishment as the state capital in 1948.
According to reports by the weather department, Bhubaneswar topped the list of hottest cities.