Several parts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy rainfall today under the influence of a low pressure that is active over interior parts of Gangetic West Bengal & neighbourhood.
The weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the State due to the phenomenon. Heavy downpour is likely to cause water logging situation in several low-lying areas in the State. Roads in these areas may get inundated due to incessant showers and disrupt vehicular communication.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued yellow warning till August 1. As many as 14 districts have been alerted for today while six districts have been cautioned for tomorrow (July 31). Similarly, yellow warning has been issued for three districts for August 1.
Districts likely to be affected by the low-pressures induced rain are Sundergarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Sonepur, Boudh, Bargarh, Bolangir and Nuapada.
Some places in Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts are likely to get very heavy rainfall, the weather bureau predicted.
The wind speed would remain 45-55km/h in these areas during the period. Fishermen have been advised to stay away from fishing activities as the sea condition will remain rough.
As per the Met department sources, the State has received rainfall less than normal till today this monsoon season. The current downpour is expected to reduce the deficiency in the State.