Rain, hailstorm lash Odisha, flights diverted

BHUBANESWAR: Rain accompanied by gusty winds and hailstrom on Monday lashed portions of Odisha together with the state capital Bhubaneswar.

While Chandbali in Bhadrak district recorded 58.eight mm rainfall, Paradip within the coast received 27.2 mm rainfall. Heavy downpour has additionally been reported from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Balasore, Puri, Baripada, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Sundergarh, Hirakud, Daringbadi and Dhenkanal, IMD assets mentioned.

Rainfall, in conjunction with lightning in different districts, brought much-needed respite from the scorching heat. Trees and electrical energy poles were uprooted at a number of puts, while farmers alleged crop loss due to the rain.

Unofficial stories from Kendrapara, Subarnapur and Bargarh districts claimed 3 individuals died from the rains.

"We cannot confirm the deaths. The concerned district authorities will confirm the deaths," Deputy Special Relief Commissioner Pravat Mohapatra instructed PTI.

At least two Bhubaneswar-bound flights were on Monday diverted to Kolkata due to heavy rain and inclement climate conditions.

An Indigo flight, which left Bengaluru at 9.55am and arrived in Bhubaneswar at 12.40pm, was once diverted to Kolkata as the authorities of the air site visitors control at the Biju Patnaik International Airport didn't allow the flight to land due to robust wind accompanied by rain.

Similarly, the Hyderabad-Bhubaneswar Air Asia flight, which left Hyderabad at 11.15 am and arrived in Bhubaneswar at 1 pm, needed to leave for Kolkata due to bad climate.


In Puri, chariot construction work was once affected for roughly two hours as rain lashed the temple the city this afternoon.


The Regional Centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued thunderstorm warning for as many as 17 districts of Odisha.


The latest Doppler climate radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied by hail and gusty surface wind pace reaching 50 to 60 kmph is more likely to happen in these districts, an IMD bulletin mentioned.


The IMD additionally forecast heavy to very heavy rain at one or two puts in coastal Odisha.
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