Odisha To Experience Longest Heatwave Spell With Orange Alert Till April 28; Rain Relief For Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With heatwave warning continuing till April 28, Odisha is likely to experience one of the longest spells of extreme heat condition in the last one-and-half decade.

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According to the midday bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday, the day temperature is also expected to rise by 4-6°C at many places in the state during the next 4-5 days. The mercury may also to soar 40°C or above at many places in coastal Odisha due to prevailing northwesterly to westerly dry air and high solar insolation.

From April 5-23, the state has already recorded 11 heatwave days against the normal range of four to eight days. The heatwave conditions have prevailed over coastal parts for the last the nine days despite a drop in temperature in some places due to thunderstorm activity.

“If this continues, it would be one of the longest spells of heatwave in the state in last 10 to 15 years,” IMD scientist Umashankar Das told the media.

Amid the warning, Bhubaneswar experienced some relief from the sweltering heat this afternoon due to thunderstorm activity accompanied by heavy rain and gusty wind after the mercury soared to 43.2°C by 2.30 pm. Besides the state capital, five other places recorded temperature above 40°C – Jharsuguda (42.9°C), Chandbali (42.2°C), Balasore (41.4°C), Rourkela (40.8°C), and Sambalpur (40.1°C).

APRIL 24

ORANGE WARNING

Severe heatwave condition may prevail at one or two places in Gajapati, and Ganjam.

YELLOW WARNING

Heatwave condition is also likely at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Khurda, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh.

Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph may also occur at one or two places in Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, and Malkangiri districts.

APRIL 25

ORANGE WARNING

Severe heatwave condition may  prevail at one or two places in Gajapati, and Ganjam.

YELLOW WARNING

Heatwave condition is also likely at one or two places in Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Angul, Nayagarh, Balangir, Boudh, Nuapada , Kandhamal, Khurda, Cuttack, and Dhenkanal.

APRIL 26

ORANGE WARNING

Heatwave condition may prevail at a few places in Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Nuapada, Balangir, Deogarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, and Rayagada.

YELLOW WARNING

Heatwave condition is also likely at one or two places in Khurda, Ganjam, Gajapati, and Nayagarh.

APRIL 27

ORANGE WARNING

Severe heatwave condition may prevail in isolated pockets in Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Khurda, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Nuapda, Sonepur, Balangir, and Kalahandi.

Heatwave condition is also likely at a few places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati,Sonepur, Boudh, Deogarh, Nuapada, Balangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, and Malkangiri.

APRIL 28

ORANGE WARNING

Severe heatwave condition may prevail in isolated pockets in Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Khurda, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Nuapda, Sonepur, Balangir and Kalahandi.

Heatwave condition is also likely at a few places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Sonepur, Boudh, Deogarh, Nuapada, Balangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, and Malkangiri.

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