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Thunderstorm alert issued for 16 Odisha dists; low pressure likely on Aug 13

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Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre today issued thunderstorm warning for as many as 10 districts of Odisha.

The districts likely to be affected are Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Rayagada, Angul, Khordha (including Bhubaneswar), Balangir, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Gajapati, Ganjam, Cuttack and Puri.

“Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that moderate thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and light to moderate rainfall likely to occur over the districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Rayagada, Angul, Khordha (including Bhubaneswar), Balangir, Kandhamal and Kalahandi between 2.45 pm and 6.45 pm,” a bulletin of the Meteorological Centre said.

Similarly, thunderstorm warning was issued for Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Gajapati, Ganjam, Cuttack and Puri till 7 pm.

On the other hand, a cyclonic circulation lies over north Odisha & neighbourhood between 3.1 km & 3.6 km above mean sea level. A fresh low pressure area is likely to form over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around 13th August, which would trigger rainfall in Odisha.

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