Heavy rain to lash Odisha for next three days as IMD issues orange and yellow warnings

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain to lash Odisha for the next three days as the India Meteorological Centre (IMD) in Bhubaneswar today issued both orange and yellow warnings for the same.

As per the IMD, thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph and heavy rainfall likely to occur between May 8 and May 10.

Here’s the day-wise prediction of the IMD:

Day-1 (Valid upto 8.30 AM of 08.05.2024):

  • Orange Warning: Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph and heavy rainfall very likely to occur over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Nabarangpur. Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph Baragarh, Sundaragrah, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur also hail in the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal, & Jajpur.
  • Yellow warning: Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Khordha, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Gajapati,Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Koraput, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur.

Day-2 (Valid from 8.30 AM of 08.05.2024 to 8.30 AM of 09.05.2024):

  • Orange Warning: Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph and heavy rainfall very likely to occur over the districts of Angul, Keonjhar, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, Gajapati.
  • Yellow warning: Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Cuuttack, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh.

Day-3 (Valid from 8.30 AM of 09.05.2024 to 8.30 AM 10.05.2024):

  • Yellow Warning: Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph and heavy rainfall very likely to occur over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Dhenkanal.

Meanwhile, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has appealed the collectors of the concerned districts to take the following advisory:

  1. Districts under orange/ yellow warning to keep administration machinery ready to face any eventuality.
  2. People may be advised to keep watch on weather and take safe shelter during the thunderstorm activity to protect from lightning.
  3. Submit a report on the damage, if occurred due to thunderstorm, whirlwind, hailstorm, lightning and rainfall immediately for information of the government.

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