Odisha heatwave set to subside as IMD anticipates thunderstorms

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Bhubaneswar, (Reporterspen), May 2: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts a relief from the intense heatwave in Odisha, with thunderstorm activity expected to bring a decrease in temperature.
While the heatwave may persist until May 6, the IMD anticipates a drop in day temperatures by 3-5°C in many areas after 3-4 days, coinciding with the likelihood of thunderstorms, gusty winds, and hailstorms across the state. The Met office forecasts isolated light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning from May 2-5, followed by scattered to fairly widespread rainfall from May 6-9. Isolated hailstorms are also expected in Odisha.

Bhubaneswar experienced relief from the scorching heat, with the mercury level dropping below 40°C on Thursday after 17 days of high temperatures (April 15 to May 1), recording 39°C this afternoon.
The IMD projects that day temperatures will remain between 44-47°C in North Odisha until May 3, gradually decreasing thereafter. Isolated pockets of Odisha may still experience heatwave conditions for the next 4 days, with warm nights expected on May 2-3.

On Thursday (May 2), the IMD issued an orange warning for heatwave conditions in districts including Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir, Nuapada, and Kalahandi. Additionally, a yellow warning was issued for Bargarh, Balasore, and Dhenkanal.

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