Under the influence of yesterday's cyclonic circulation, a Low Pressure area has formed over Northwest adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.
As per the IMD, light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur in several parts of Coastal Odisha, South and interior pockets of the State in the next 2 to 3 days.
Heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in some places in southern and coastal belt of the State in the next 24 hours. “Heavy rain is likely to occur in the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur,” said IMD.
Similarly, the Met department has also issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Boudh and Nayagarh.
HR Biswas, Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, said that the intensity of rainfall will decrease in Odisha by August 30 and 31, 2021.
Earlier on Friday, the Met department had issued ‘yellow warning’ for heavy rain (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 28.08.2021 upto 0830 hrs IST of 29.08.2021) for one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam. 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, Angul, Dhenkanal and Boudh.
Day 2 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 29.08.2021 upto 0830 hrs IST of 30.08.2021) Yellow Warning (To be updated): Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh.