Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A low-pressure area has formed in the west-central part near the north-west over the Bay of Bengal, informed India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The system has formed over Southern Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast. The cyclonic circulation is extended up to 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height.

As per the prediction by the IMD, several parts of Odisha will experience heavy rainfall under the influence of the system for the next three to four days. 

While some parts of the State are currently witnessing rain under its influence, IMD has issued Orange warning to three districts of Odisha for heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next three to four days.

Moreover, Yellow warning has been issued to as many as 13 districts in the State for heavy rainfall.

As per senior meteorologist Umasankar Das, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Koraput districts will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall under the influence of the system. 

“Besides, Rayagada, Mayurbhanj and some districts of Western Odisha will also experience heavy rainfall today,” said Das.
 

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