Weather Alert: More rainfall likely in Odisha in next 3 days

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued heavy rain alert (Orange warning) for several districts of Odisha in view of a low pressure formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal-Bangladesh coast.

As per the latest forecast, the low pressure area is associated with the cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above sea level moving in the southwest direction. It is likely to become a well-marked low pressure area in the next 48 hours.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall (Orange warning) is likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of north coastal Odisha, Mayurbhanj, Sonepur, Keonjhar, Bolangir, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nayagarh and Puri tomorrow.

Similarly, extremely heavy rainfall is also likely in Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Kalahandi.

Several parts of Odisha will witness rainfall activity in the next three days. Parts of south interior Odisha, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, and Sambalpur will also experience heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.

As the sea condition is likely to remain rough, fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea along Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal in the next 48 hours.

Keeping in view the IMD’s forecast of heavy rainfall, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today directed the  collectors of concerned districts to remain alert and take all possible steps to meet any possible situation that may arise due to intense rainfall.