Bhubaneswar: The southwest monsoon is likely to make an onset over Odisha during the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district and some other places in the southern part of Odisha have already started experiencing pre-monsoon rainfall, the Meteorological Department said.
“Condition is favorable for onset of the southwest monsoon in Odisha within next 48 hours. Usually, the monsoon reaches Odisha around June 10. This year, it was slightly delayed. However, this delay would not put any impact on agriculture activities, IMD officials said.
With the prevailing climatic condition, the day temperature has come down in many places across the state and will also remain normal in most places in coming days, Biswas added.
One or two places in 16 districts of the coastal state are likely to experience thunderstorms accompanied by lightning for 24 hours beginning from 8.30 am on June 15, the weather office said.
“Thunderstorm with lightning very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur,” the IMD’s regional centre said.
Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at many places over the districts of interior Odisha, besides Gajapati, and Ganjam and at a few other places, it said.