Sharmili Mallick

The Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar has issued rainfall alert for next three days under the influence of the well marked low pressure area over Northwest and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal.

The well-marked low pressure is likely move north-westwards and concentrate into a depression over Northwest Bay of Benal off north soon.

“Low Pressure Area now lies as a Well-Marked Low Pressure Area over Northwest & adjoining West central Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to move north-westwards and concentrate into a Depression over Northwest Bay of Bengal off north,” the Met Centre informed on Sunday.

Under the influence of the well-marked low pressure, red warning for heavy rainfall has been issued for eight districts of the State for two days, including Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. These districts are- Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak and Jajpur, informed Umashankar Das, scientist of the regional IMD centre in the Capital City. 

Similarly, the Met Centre has issued red warning for Angul, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Bolangir and Sonepur districts for tomorrow.

Due to the rainfall, water logging in low lying area, occasionally poor visibility and traffic disruption in urban area are likely to be witnessed, added Das.



The weather office also warned people to avoid movement in affected area and keep arrangements for drainage of excess water.

Meanwhile, fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast, North and West central Bay of Bengal from September 12 to 14.