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‘Cyclone Fani’ To Have No Heavy Rain Impact In Odisha, Heat Wave Warning Issued For Parts Of State


27 April 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: While Cyclone Fani has intensified into a deep depression and is fast approaching Indian coast to make landfall on April 30, the Regional Meteorological Department said that there will be no impact of heavy rain on Odisha over the next five days.

Bulletin issued by the Met stated, “Deep depression over East Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 18 kmph and lay centred at 8.30 am today, about 850 km  east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka). It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next six hours and further into a severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours.”

While no heavy rain warning has been issued for Odisha in next 5 days, the regional Met centre has issued DC-1 warning at all ports in view of the deep depression. No warning has been issued for fishermen of Odisha as well.

On the other hand, the Met has issued heat wave warning for parts of Odisha like Nabarangpur, Bolangir and Bargarh. High temperatures are being recorded in South interior and Interior Odisha. Today, 12 stations have recorded temperature above 40 degrees Celsius. Twin City Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded average temperature between 30 to 40 Degree Celsius, while Titlagarh boiled at 44.

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Sashi Kant, Meteorologist