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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: With the intensification of depression over West-central Bay of Bengal into a deep pression, India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Monday issued heavy rainfall alert for several districts of Odisha.

As per the latest weather bulletin, the system is is very likely to move west-north-westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur & Vishakhapatnam, close to Kakinada during the early morning of October 13 as a Deep Depression with wind speed of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph.

Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is prevailing over west central & adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off south Odisha-Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coasts.

The wind speed would increase becoming 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph over west central Bay of Bengal and along & off Andhra Pradesh coast and 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha- Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coasts from the evening of October 12 till the noon of October 13.

Under the influence of the system, several parts of Odisha will experience heavy to heavy rainfall in the next two days.

Several parts of south coastal Odisha and districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada will experience light to moderate rainfall in the next 24 hours. (Valid till 0830 hours of October 13).

Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur over the districts of Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati and Ganjam.

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated parts in the districts of Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Puri and Khordha.

Several parts of south and north coastal Odisha and north interior Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall. (Warning valid from October 13 to 0830 hours of October 14).

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated parts of Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur,  Gajapati,  Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.

Also Read: Depression Over West-central Bay of Bengal Intensifies Into Deep Depression: IMD

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