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Ramakanta Biswas

A low pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha-West Bengal coasts, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.

The system is likely to become more marked during next 24 hours.

"Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood, a Low Pressure Area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha-­West Bengal coasts. It is likely to become more marked during next 24 hours," Bhubaneswar meteorological centre tweeted.

The weather office had earlier predicted that the low pressure area will bring widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall in several districts of the State from August 6 to 10.

Here are the forecast for the next five days

Day 1- Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Puri, Khordha, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Malkangiri, Boudh and Koraput.

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Nuapada, Sonepur, Bargarh, Nawarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati, Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur, and Kendrapada.

Day 2- Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Bolangir, Ganjam, Puri, and Rayagada.

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Nayagarh, Khordha, Sonepur, Angul, Nayagarh, Gajapati and Bargarh.

Day 3- Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Kandhamal, Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal with extremely heavy rainfall (>20cm) at isolated places over the districts of Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur.

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Nayagarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Boudh, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Nuapada, Bolangir, Nawarangpur, Rayagada and Gajapati.

Day 4- Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Bolangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Kalahandi, Jharsuguda, Dhenkanal and Jajpur with extremely heavy rainfall (>20cm) at isolated places over the districts of Bolangir, Bargarh, Sonepur and Boudh.

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Kandhamal, Nuapada, Nawarangpur, Nayagarh, Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh.

Day 5- Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Angul, Kendrapada, and Dhenkanal
 

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