India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the low-pressure area (LPA) over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal is very likely to become well marked during the next 36 hours.
IMD said the LPA which is concentrated over South Odisha and adjoining North Andhra will intensify due to which heavy rainfall is likely to occur in various districts of Odisha. It is pertinent to mention here that several parts of the State are already experiencing enhanced rainfall activities.
The Met department has issued yellow warnings for 11 districts of Odisha. The warning has been sounded for Koraput, Malkangiri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nayagarh, Khurda and Puri districts.
The IMD has also issued an ‘orange’ warning of torrential rain in many districts of Odisha over the next two days. It warned of heavy to very heavy rain of 70-200 mm at some places in Koraput, Kandhamal, Gajapati, and Ganjam districts on Friday.
Meanwhile, the weather office has advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea due to the persistent turbulence in the Bay of Bengal.