Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a ‘red alert’ for scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall in some districts of Odisha in the next two to three days.

As per IMD, thee cyclonic circulation over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood now lies over Central parts of Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Bay of Bengal. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over Northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.

“Subsequently, it is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards across south Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh coast,” said IMD.

Weather Forecast And Warning

Day 1 (Valid upto 0830 hrs IST of 13.09.2023)

Red Warning: Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm) with isolated extremely heavy (>20cm) over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Kandhamal.

Orange Warning (Be Prepared):  Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nuapada, Sonepur, Boudh, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada.

Day 2 (Valid from 0830 hrs IST of 13.09.2023 to 0830 hrs IST of 14.09.2023)

Red Warning: Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm) with isolated extremely heavy (>20cm) over the districts of Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Kandhamal, Ganjam.

Orange Warning (Be Prepared): Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at a one or two places over the districts of Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Puri, Gajapti, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur.

Day 3 (Valid from 0830 hrs IST of 14.09.2023 to 0830 hrs IST of 15.09.2023)

Orange Warning (Be Prepared): Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at a few placesover the districts of Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam.

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