Thunderstorm, Hail & Lightning Alert: SRC Issues Advisory

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Bhubaneswar: In view of the rainfall alert for several districts in Odisha till January 14, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has issued an advisory for all Collectors in this regard.

In the letter, the SRC asked the Collectors to take steps to circulate the rainfall warning message among the public and closely monitor the situation. They have also been asked to take necessary action in case of any eventuality.

According to the IMD’s latest bulletin, “Under the influence of mid and upper tropospheric westerlies and interaction with low level easterlies and also moisture incursion from Bay of Bengal, light to moderate rainfall activity is very likely to occur at many places over the districts of Odisha till January 14.”

The weathermen also predicted that isolated thunderstorm accompanied with hail and heavy rain is likely to occur in some districts of the state during the period. Some impact on agriculture is expected due to the weather phenomenon.

Weather forecast: 

DAY-1: VALID UPTO 0830 HRS OF 13.01.2022:

Yellow Warning (valid till 8.30 am of January 13): Thunderstorm with lightening is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Dhenkanal, Rayagada, Koraput and Malkangiri.

Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at most places over the districts of coastal Odisha, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Dhenkanal and at many places over the rest districts.

DAY-2: VALID FROM 0830 HRS OF 13,01.2022 To 0830 HRS OF 14.01.2022:

Yellow Warming (from 8.30 am of Jan 13 till 8.30 am of Jan 14): Thunderstorm with lightening and hail
is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Sonepur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Balangir, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Rayagada, Nayagarh, Cuttack and Ganjam.

Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kandhamal, Boudh, Nayagarh, Kalahandi, Rayagada and Ganjam.

DAY-3: VALID FRoM 0830 HRS OF 14.01.2022 To 0830 HRS OF 15.01.2022

Yellow Warning (from 8.30 am of Jan 14 to 8.30 am of Jan 15): Thunderstorm with lightening and hail is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput and Malkangiri.

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