IMD issues yellow warning for 14 districts of Odisha
Regional center of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow warning for lightning and rain in 14 districts of Odisha.
Bhubaneswar: The regional center of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow warning for lightning and rain in 14 districts of Odisha. The weather has been cloudy since morning.
The effect of Kalabaishakhi will be seen in the coastal districts of the state.
Yesterday, the effect of Kalbaeshakhi was major. Suddenly, the sky was covered with clouds with wind blowing at high speed. The capital city also experiences lightning and thunder.
The weather suddenly changed in the afternoon in Bhubaneswar. Due to wind, trees fall at various places in the capital city.
There was a brief power outage due to a broken power line. The dust storm was followed by rain. The influence of Kalbaishakhi was seen in Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, and Kendrapada.
In Bhubaneswar, an intense dust storm, especially in Patia and Prasanti Vihar area, was witnessed on Thursday afternoon. Soon, heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms and squally winds also occurred and wreaked havoc in parts of Bhubaneswar City.
Vehicular movements were disrupted in different areas of the city following water logging due to the heavy downpour. Besides, several trees also broke and fell on the roads. Later, several teams of firefighters rushed to the spots and cleared the road by chopping off the trees.
Not only in Bhubaneswar, but the northwestern rain also created havoc in different parts of Cuttack City, which also sizzled at 41.6 degree Celsius temperature.