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Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted heavy rain and issued warning for thunderstorm, lightning for several districts in Odisha in the next 24 hours.

As per IMD, the cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal now lies over Jharkhand and neighbourhood, and extends upto 5.8 km above mean sea level.

“A low pressure area is likely to form over Westcentral & adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts around July 11, 2021,” said IMD in a release.

Weather forecast and warning for districts of Odisha for next five days:

Day 1 (valid from 1330 hrs IST of 09.07.2021 up to 0830 hrs IST of 10.07.2021)

Yellow Warning (To be updated): Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Angul and Deogarh.

Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Boudh, Kandhamal, Sonepur.

Day 2 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 10.07.2021up to 0830 hrs IST of 11.07.2021) Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput and Malkangiri.

Yellow Warning (To be updated): Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur.

Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur.

Day 3 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 11.07.2021up to 0830 hrs IST of 12.07.2021)

Yellow Warning (To be updated): Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati.

Day 4 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 12.07.2021up to 0830 hrs IST of 13.07.2021)

Yellow Warning (To be updated): Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Puri.

Day 5 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 13.07.2021up to 0830 hrs IST of 14.07.2021)

Yellow Warning (To be updated): Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Koraput.

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