The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued ‘Red Warning’ for heavy rainfall activities in different parts of the state for the next two days.
As per IMD, a low pressure area has formed over the North Bay of Bengal today. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards, become well marked during the next 12 hours and concentrate into a depression during the subsequent 24 hours.
IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said already some parts of coastal Odisha are experiencing rainfall activities and it will intensify in the interior parts of the state tomorrow.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely to occur in central and south Odisha today. Heavy rainfall is also likely in central districts and interior parts of the state tomorrow.
“Usually the low pressure and depression formed during monsoon trigger rainfall activities. The fresh system may trigger a flood-like situation in low-lying areas and land or mudslides in hilly areas. The officials need to remain alert as there is possibility of urban flooding under the influence of the system,” said Mohapatra.
Weather Forecast And Warning: Day-1(Valid upto 0830 Hrs IST of 14.08.22):
Red warning (Take action): Scattered Heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls very likely to occur over the districts of Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal, Jajpur and Bhadrak.
Orange warning (Be Prepared) Heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls very likely to occur over the districts of Khordha, Nayagarh, Gajapati, Ganjam, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bargarh, Boudh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Rayagada.
Day-2(Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 14.08.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 15.08.22 )
Red warning (Take action): Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls very likely to occur over the districts of Nuapada, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh, Bargarh, Angul, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Deogarh.
Orange warning (Be action) Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri.
Day-3(Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 15.08.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 16.09.21 )
Yellow Warning (Be updated) Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Nuapada.