Bhubaneswar: With the rainfall forecast for 15 districts of Odisha on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the rainfall activity will continue for four more days till March 16.
“While an east-west monsoon trough runs from a cyclonic circulation over Pakistan and neighbourhood to north Chhattisgarh across east Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh, another monsoon trough from north Marathawada to south Tamil Nadu across interior Karnataka has stretched from east Vidarbha to south Tamil Nadu across Telangana and south interior Karnataka. Under its influence, there will be widespread rainfall in most parts of Odisha for four days,” the IMD said in a morning bulletin.
The two-day orange and yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning, thunder squall and wind speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph issued by the IMD for the following districts is as follows:
Thunderstorm with lightning and thunder squall wind speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balangir, Bargarh and Sonepur districts.
Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 30 to 40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places in Nuapada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore districts.
Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with gusty surface winds, speed reaching 30 to 40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places in Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kalahandi and Kandhamal districts.
The IMD has also said that the rainfall activity will continue for two more days with light to moderate rain or thundershower at a few places in Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balangir, Nuapada, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam on March 15 and Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam and Rayagada on March 16.
Meanwhile, rainfall recorded in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am on Friday was the highest in Jharsuguda at 27.6 mm followed by Hirakud (23), Cuttack (6.4) and Baripada (2.2).