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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Sunday issued advisory to the collectors of the districts under Orange and Yellow warning to remain alert for any eventuality arising out of the heavy rain predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

In a letter issued to all the concerned authorities, the SRC stated, “Continuous vigil of low lying areas, dewatering wherever required including urban areas may be taken up. The situation may be closely monitored and advice for fishermen to be strictly implemented.”

Updating about the current status of the low pressure, the SRC said, “Yesterday's Well Marked Low Pressure Area concentrated into a Depression over West-central Bay Of Bengal today morning (0530 Hrs IST) and moved West-Northwestwards during past three hours and lay centred at 0830 Hrs IST of Sunday, 11 October, 2020.”

As per the letter, the depression is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours. It is very likely to move West-Northwestwards and cross North Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam on October 12 (night).

Weather Forecast and Warning

Squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast and west central bay of Bengal and adjoining north Bay of Bengal till 13 October, 2020.

Day 1 (valid up to 0830 hrs IST of 12.10.2020):

Yellow warning: heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati and Ganjam.

Day 2 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 12.10.2020 up to 0830 hrs IST of 13.10.2020):

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

Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Puri, Nayagarh, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Cuttack.

Day 3 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 13.10.2020 up to 0830 hrs IST of 14.10.2020):

Yellow Warning: heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati, Rayagada and Ganjam.

Squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 45¬55 kmph is very likely along south coastal Odisha districts on 11th and 12th October, 2020.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and west central Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Bay of Bengal till 13 October, 2020.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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