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Vikash Sharma

Odisha is all set to experience increase in rainfall activities with gradual strengthening of monsoon flow and anticipated low pressure area, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday.

As per IMD, a low pressure area is likely to form over Northwest & adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal around August 7. “Rainfall activity is likely to increase gradually from today, and widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at one or two places likely to occur during 6th to 10th August, 2022 over the districts of Odisha,” said IMD.

The Met agency has predicted squally weather with gusty surface wind speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph over deep sea areas of West Central Bay of Bengal on August 7 and Over North-West adjoining West-Central Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast during August 8 and 10.

Weather Forecast and Warning:

Day-1: (Valid up to 0830 Hrs IST of 06.08.22)

Yellow Warning for heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) likely over Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapada and Bhadrak.

Day-2: (Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 06.08.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 07.08.22.)

Yellow Warning (Be updated) Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) alert for the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Sonepur, Bargarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada.

Day-3: (Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 07.08.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 08.08.22)

Orange warning (Be prepared) Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati and Puri.

Day-4: (Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 08.08.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 09.08.22)

Orange warning (Be prepared) Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack with extremely heavy rainfall (>20cm) at isolated places over the districts of Ganjam, Puri, Khordha and Jagatsinghpur.

Day-5: (Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 09.08.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 10.08.22)

Orange warning (Be prepared) Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Bargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Nuapada, Kandhamal, Jajpur, Cuttack with extremely heavy rainfall (>20cm) at isolated places over the districts of Bargarh, Sonepur and Bolangir.

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