Bhubaneswar: With the low pressure over south Andaman Sea turning into a well marked low pressure, maximum temperature is very likely to gradually fall by 3-4 degree Celsius from Friday in Odisha.
In its evening bulletin, the regional office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that the low pressure area over south Andaman Sea and neighbourhood now lies as a well marked low pressure area over central parts of Andaman Sea. The associated cyclonic circulation extends upto midtropospheric levels. It is likely to concentrate into a Depression over the same region during next 24 hours and move northeastwards towards Myanmar coast.
The Met office has issued yellow warning stating that thunderstorm with lightning with gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph is very likely at one or two places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada districts on Friday.
It has forecast light to moderate rain or thundershower at one or two places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Nayagarh, Puri, Kandhamal, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Balasore and dry weather in the rest districts.
As many as 15 districts registered maximum temperature of more than 40 degree Celsius on Thursday with Angul and Talcher recording the highest 42.7 degree. Those were followed by Titlagarh and Parlakhemundi with 42.2 degree, Nayagarh (41.7), Sundargarh (41.5) and Sambalpur (41.4).
There was a marginal drop in day temperature in Bhubaneswar which recorded maximum 39.8 and minimum 25.5 degree on the day.