Rain & Thunderstorm Likely In Bhubaneswar & Several Odisha Dists In 3 Hours
Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued yellow warning of light to moderate rain/thunderstorm with lightning for four districts of Odisha, including Bhubaneswar, till 5.40 pm on Friday.
The districts that are likely to be affected are Sonepur, Boudh, Angul and Khurda. Similar warning has also been issued for Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Balasore, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Balangir, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Kandhamal and Bargarh till 5.15 pm. People have been advised to keep a watch on the weather and accordingly move to safer places to protect themselves from lightning strikes.
Odisha has been witnessing a weak monsoon, leading to a rise in the humidity level in coastal area, which the MeT office said would continue for another 48 hours. Heavy rain may lash the state for four days from September 2 with the likely formation of a cyclonic circulation over North Bay of Bengal around September 3 and it probable intensification into a low pressure area during subsequent 48 hours.