The grueling heat wave conditions that have upended life in the state will continue in parts of Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted on Saturday.
IMD Regional Center in Bhubaneswar issued a press release predicting hot weather conditions in parts of interior Odisha and also shared details of ongoing moderate thunderstorm with lightning over some districts .
“The heat wave is very likely to prevail in isolated locations over Bolangir, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda districts on June 4 and over Bolangir, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh districts on June 5-6” , said the said IMD.
The meteorological bureau said there will be no significant change in the maximum temperature (daytime temperature) at many places in the districts of Odisha over the next 4-5 days.
Here are some other observations from the weather office:
Current weather characteristics:
An east-west trough ranging from a cyclonic circulation over eastern Uttar Pradesh to Nagaland through Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Assam at 0.9 km above the mean level of the sea persists. A north-south trough also extends from Bihar north of the Andhra Pradesh coast through Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh at 1.5 km above mean sea level.
Impact of the heat wave and suggested action:
1. Heat is tolerable for the general public but a mild health concern for vulnerable people (i.e. infants, elderly and sick people)
2. It is advisable to take precautionary measures in hot weather when going out during the day (about 1100 isT-1500 1ST)
Rainfall and thunderstorm forecast: Isolated light to moderate rain/thunderstorms and lightning is very likely in parts of Odisha over the next five days.