Bhubaneswar: A fresh low pressure area is likely to trigger heavy to very heavy showers in the State till October 5, informed the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Wednesday.
“The cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal near Andhra Pradesh coast now lies over west-central & adjoining the northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts and extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting south-westwards with height.
Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast during next 48 hours, the regional Met Centre of the IMD said in a bulletin.
Similarly, heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places in Koraput, Rayagada, Khordha, Boudh, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Sambalpur, Kalahandi & Bhadrak districts.
Besides, a thunderstorm with lightning is expected to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Bolangir, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
October 2: Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at most places over the districts of coastal Odisha and at many places over the districts of interior Odisha. On the day, the orange warning has been issued for Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Puri, Kendrapada and Dhenkanal districts while a yellow warning has been sounded in Ganjam, Angul, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Boudh and Khordha districts.
October 3: Heavy rainfall is expected to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, and Angul.
October 4: The Met Office has also predicted heavy rainfall warning at one or two places in Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Boudh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts.
October 5: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bolangir, Kalahandi while heavy rainfall to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Kandhamal, Boudh, Angul and Bargarh districts.
The Met centre has also advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast till October 2.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)