In just a span of the next 36-hours, a low-pressure area will develop over the northwest Bay of Bengal, and in subsequent 12 hours, the system moving west-northwest will cross Odisha on July 23. The system will induce very heavy rainfall, including thunderstorms, across the State on Friday
Heavy rainfall in Odisha, Maharashtra, Telangana, MP etc
With Mumbai virtually reeling under waist-deep water, and when IMD predicts an intense spell of rainfall in the coming 3-4 hours, Odisha will be going to have its Mumbai moment on Friday (July 23).
In just a span of the next 36-hours, a low-pressure area will develop over the northwest Bay of Bengal, and in subsequent 12 hours, the system moving in the west-northwest direction will cross Odisha coasts on July 23. Weather models show the system inducing very heavy rainfall, including thunderstorms, across the State on Friday.
On July 23, Odisha, Maharashtra, Telangana, western MP, Haryana and Delhi are predicted to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall.
As per ECMWF, many places in the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbahnj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh etc will be witnessing very heavy rain at around early morning hours of 5:30 - 6 am. Whereas, other districts like Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Khordha, Nayagarh, Boudh, Balangir, Sonepur, Bargarh, Nuapada etc would be witnessing heavy rain around the same hours on Friday.
Due to the evolving system, lightning activities are widely predicted at many places till July 23. Sample the places where lightning is set to strike.
Big Alert: Another low-pressure area will develop over the northeast Bay of Bengal on July 27-28, says IMD, GSF and ECMWF. The system will become well marked in subsequent 12 hours, and models show may grow to a depression. But the system will move towards West Bengal and will cross the State on July 29.