Bhubaneswar: With the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre issuing heatwave warning for several districts of the state till 30th April, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha has put the district collectors on alert to tackle the hot weather & heatwave conditions.
In a letter to the Collectors of Angul, Boudh, Bolangir, Cuttack, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Kalahandi, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Sambalpur & Sonepur, the Odisha SRC informed that as per the midday weather bulletin issued by IMD today, heatwave condition is very likely to prevail at one or two places over these districts from 25th April to 8.30 am of 30th April 2022.
“Due to Northwesterly/Westerly dry air and high solar insolation Maximum Day temperature is very likely to rise further by 2 to 3 °C over the districts of interior Odisha during the next 2 days and there will be no large change thereafter over the districts of Odisha. Consequently, the maximum temperature is likely to be more than 40 °C and likely to be above normal by 3 to 5 °C at many places over the districts of Odisha during the next 4 to 5 days. People are advised to take precautionary measures while going outside during daytime between 11 am to 3 pm,” the IMD bulletin reads.
Heatwave condition very likely at isolated places over the districts of Angul, Khurda, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Boudh & Sonepur on 25th April, over the districts of Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir & Angul on 26th April, over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir & Angul on 27th & 28th April, over the districts of Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir, Kalahandi & Nuapada on 29th April 2022.
As the IMD has issued yellow warning in respect of the above districts, the SRC has asked the Collectors to steps be taken to circulate the warning message among the public.
“Heat is tolerable for the general public but slight health concern for vulnerable people (viz: infants, elderly and sick people). The public may be advised to take precautionary measures for hot weather while going outside during noon time (around 11 am-3.30 pm in these areas),” the SRC advised in the letter.
“The public may be advised to avoid heat exposure, keep cool and avoid dehydration. The situation may be closely monitored and action as deemed necessary be taken,” the SRC advisory further read.