Delayed monsoon at Odisha

Several areas in Odisha are likely to see light to moderate rainfall in the next 24 hours, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Districts like Koraput, Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar districts will see heavy rainfall.

There are chances of thunderstorms, lightning in the coastal districts. These are pre-monsoon thunderstorms and there is no sign of heat wave. The arrival of Monsoon will be delayed in Odisha by five-six days. Monsoon will arrive in Kerala on June 7. Its advance in Odisha will depend on its strength. Its arrival in Odisha is likely to be delayed by 5-6 days.