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Odisha Braces for Thunderstorms Following 3 days Heatwave Warning

Feature: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast warning for thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds in Odisha on April 7-8, following three days of heatwave conditions.

The midday bulletin indicates a gradual rise in maximum temperatures by 2-3°C over the next three days, with subsequent temperature decreases of 2-4°C in many areas. Twin cities Bhubaneswar and Cuttack may experience temperatures soaring up to 40°C, while Malkangiri, Boudh, Balangir, Titlagarh, Angul, and Jharsuguda may see temperatures reaching 43°C.

Heatwave warnings have been issued for several districts, while warmer nights are expected in others. Precautionary measures are advised for outdoor activities between 11 am and 3 pm.

Additionally, thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds are predicted in various districts, with a forecast for light to moderate rain across the state over the next five days, followed by dry weather from April 10.

Residents are urged to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure safety during adverse weather conditions.

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