With a possible cyclone on the cards, Odisha is all set to witness an intense spell of rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday sounded an ‘Orange Warning’ for heavy to very heavy rains in several parts of Odisha from December 3.
As per the IMD, a low pressure area lies over South Thailand and neighbourhood and it is likely to emerge into Andaman Sea in the next 12 hours. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a Depression by December 2 and intensify into a cyclonic storm over Central Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours,” said IMD in its latest bulletin.
IMD further said that the system is likely to move north-westwards, intensify further and reach north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts by the morning of December 4. Though exact landfall location not yet confirmed, Cyclone Landfall Likely Between Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam And Odisha's Gopalpur.
Day 4 (Valid From 0830 Hrs of 3.12.21 to 0830 Hrs of 4.12.21)
Yellow Warning: Heavy Rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.
Day 5(Valid From 0830 Hrs of 4.12.21 to 0830 Hrs of 5.12.21)
Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur with extremely heavy rainfall in one or two places in the districts of Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.
Day 6(Valid From 0830 Hrs of 5.12.21 to 0830 Hrs of 6.12.21)
Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to continue over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj.