Heavy rainfall warning issued for next 48 hours in several Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heavy to very heavy rainfall alert for several districts of Odisha for next 48 hours.

As per a press release, a low pressure area which has formed over Northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood is likely to become more marked and concentrate into a depression during the next 48 hours. Under its impact, enhanced rainfall activity will be experienced over several districts of State.

Here’s the detailed weather forecast for the next three days:

June 30: Orange warning has been issued with heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast for one or two places over the districts of Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Kendrapara, Cuttack and Mayurbhanj.

Light to moderate thundershower likely to occur in most places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and at some other places of north Odisha.

July 1: Red warning has been issued with heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places and extremely heavy rainfall (more than 20 cm) at one or two places likely to occur over the districts of Sambalpur, Angul, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh and Dhenkanal.

Orange warning has been issued for districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Kendrapara, Boudh, Bolangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Nabarangpur which are likely to witness heavy rainfall.

July 2: Light to moderate thundershower likely to occur at most places with heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Bargarh, Nuapada, Bolangir and Sambalpur for which Yellow warning has been issued.

July 3: No warning has been issued but light to moderate rainfall has been predicted at many places of Odisha. Thereafter the intensity of rainfall will gradually decrease.

Wind speed reaching 40 to 50 km/hr likely to prevail over North Bay of Bengal and it’s neighbourhood during this period. In view of the inclement weather, fishermen have been cautioned not to venture into the sea during the period.

Meanwhile, the weather dept today issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 14 districts of the State including Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Jharsuguda, Nayagarh, Khurda and Cuttack till 7:30 PM today.