Smart City Rourkela is likely to witness massive waterlogging problems during monsoon due to the unresolved drainage issues in the region.
A large part of Odisha including the state capital Bhubaneswar on Saturday experienced heavy rain due to low pressure and advancement of the south-west monsoon in the state, official sources said.
A Low Pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Odisha is most likely to trigger torrential rain in most parts of the State from today. The weather condition would continue till June 14, according to a forecast by the IMD.
The Water Resources Department has braced to tackle possible flood like situation in the wake of the IMD’s prediction of heavy rain after June 11 even as the southwest monsoon today entered the State with rain in south Odisha.
The Southwest Monsoon has arrived in Odisha, the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD informed today. The monsoon season which generally marks its presence around June 10 every year has made onset in its usual time.
A Low-pressure area is likely to form over the North Bay of Bengal and its adjoining area by June 11.
The Southwest Monsoon winds may make onset in Odisha by June 10 to 12, the Director General of India Meteorological Department, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed OTV through a telephonic message.
Conditions are ripe for the southwest monsoon to make an onset over Kerala on June 3 after missing its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
The southwest monsoon is likely to be normal in north and south India, above-normal in central India and below-normal in east and northeast India, the MeT department said on Tuesday.
The South-west monsoon is most likely to touch Kerala coast in next two days before entering Odisha.