Another Western Disturbance To Trigger Rains In Odisha From March 26

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological department predicted another westerly disturbance from March 26. The impact of the western storm will be seen in several districts from May 26.

Under its influence rain with wind speed reaching up to 30-40 kmph gusting to 40 kmph is very likely to occur.

The weather department also forecasted thunderstorms. Similarly, the intensity of rain may increase from March 27.

As many as 11 coastal districts and adjoining areas are likely to be affected by the phenomenon on May 27.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre hailstorm is likely to occur at many places.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that rain accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds blowing at 30 kmph to 40 kmph are likely to occur at several places in Odisha’s Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur on March 26.

The intensity of rain is expected to increase from March 27, the weather office forecast, adding that 11 coastal districts will be affected on March 11. One or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Nuapada, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj will witness thunderstorm with lightening and gusty surface wind reaching 30-40 kmph.

There is a possibility of rain and thundershowers at most places in state on March 26 to 28, the met department said.

Farmers have been advised to cut the crop as there is a risk of crop damage due to the westerly disturbance

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