Odisha SRC Issues Advisory To Districts For Heatwave Forecast

Bhubaneswar: With IMD forecasting return of heatwave in Odisha from April 15, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has issued an advisory to the district collectors.


The SRC, in its letter to the collectors on Friday, said as per the special bulletin issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD) on the day, hot and humid discomfort weather conditions and heatwave are likely in Odisha.

Due to anticipated northwesterly/westerly dry air and high solar insolation, maximum (day) temperature is likely to be more than 40 degree Celsius at many places and is likely to be above normal by 4 to 5 degree in some districts from April 15.

The SRC said since the IMD has issued a yellow warning, the following steps should be taken by the collectors:

  • Steps should be taken to circulate the warning message among the people
  • Weather condition may pose health concern for vulnerable people including infants, elderly and sick
  • People should be advised to take precautionary measures while going out during noon from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Situation should be monitored closely and necessary action taken as per the prevailing situation.

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