Bhubaneswar: Odisha, which has been battered by heavy rainfall on account of four back-to-back low pressure formations over the Bay of Bengal this month, is all set to experience more rain till next week.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued fresh warning for heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha. As per the IMD, the well-marked low pressure area moved westward and now lay centred over central parts of east Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood. A fresh low pressure is likely to develop over north-west Bay of Bengal around August 23.
Due to steep pressure gradient, strong surface wind reaching 40 to 50 kmph likely to prevail over north Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha coast. HR Biswas, Director of Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre, today informed that under the influence of the fresh low pressure, the rainfall activity in Odisha will increase from August 23 night.
Several parts of north and south-interior Odisha have already experienced light to moderate rainfall in the past 24 hours. Kosagumuda in Nabarangpur district has received 126.2 mm of rainfall, Padia (Malkangiri) 112.3 and Hirakud (Sambalpur) 101.8 mm in the last 24 hours.
Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall likely to occur in few places in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput,Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj. The warning valid till August 22.
DAY 2 (Valid till 0830 Hrs of August 23)
Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall warning for the districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Keonjhar, Deogarh and Jajpur.
DAY 3 ( Valid from August 23 till 0830 Hrs of August 24)
Yellow Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in the districts of Balasore,Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Puri.
Heavy rainfall also likely in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Malkangiri and Kandhamal.
DAY 4 (Valid from August 24 till 0830 Hrs of August 25)
Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall warning for Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara,Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal.
Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall also likely in the districts of Angul, Sambalpur,Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Sundergarh, Deogarh and Nabarangpur.
DAY 5 (Valid from August 25 till 0830 Hrs of August 26)
Orange Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara,Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri and Keonjhar.
(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)
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