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Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: As many as 11 districts in the State are likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours under the influence of a fresh low pressure formed over Bay of Bengal, India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar said on Tuesday.

Rainfall activity in the State is likely to increase under the influence of a fresh low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal. Extreme and heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Angul, and Deogarh. Red warning has been issued for these 11 districts,” said HR Biswar, IMD Odisha director.

“Similarly, orange warning has been issued for Puri, Khurdha, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir and Kandhamal. These districts are expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours,” Biswas informed.

According to a weather bulletin issued by Met office, yellow warning has been issued for Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Nuapada, Nawarangpur, Malkangiri, and Koraput. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over these districts.

Four types of colour-coded rain warnings

  • Red: Very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm (take action)
  • Orange: Heavy to very rainfall 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm (be prepaid)
  • Yellow: Moderate rain 15.6 mm to 64.4 mm (be updated)
  • Green: Light rain 2.5 mm to 15.5 mm with no warning

While the weather officer has cautioned to remain alert for water logging in low lying areas, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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