Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Bhubaneswar: Under the impact of a cyclonic circulation over West-Central and adjoining North-West Bay of Bengal, several parts of Odisha are likely to witness heavy rainfall in the next few days.

The Regional Centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar has alerted that several parts of Odisha will experience heavy rainfall till July 9.

Met has issued Orange warning for several districts including Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Bhadrak and Jajpur, forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall within 24 hours. The weatherman has issued Yellow warning for Cuttack, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Angul, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Mayurbhanj, Jharsuguda, Koraput, Malkangiri, and Kalahandi with a forecast of heavy rainfall during the period.

As per a bulletin by the weather department, the districts in coastal areas of the State may experience light to moderate rainfall or thundershower.

“The districts under Orange warning may experience heavy to very heavy rainfall and the districts under Yellow warning may also experience heavy rainfall in 24 hrs,” informed Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Director HR Biswas.

Furthermore, the regional weather center has released warning for fishermen alerting them not to venture into deep sea for the next 24 hrs. During this period, the coastal areas may witness squally weather and the wind speed may reach 40-50 kmph over West-Central adjoining the North of Bay of Bengal off the Odisha coast.

As recorded by the weather center, in the past 24 hrs, most districts of the State have experienced rainfall while many of them have witnessed very heavy rainfall. Tirtol area of Jagatinsinghpur district has recorded the highest rainfall measuring140mm today.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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