Depression Over BoB: Danger Signal 3 Hoisted At Odisha Ports With 8 Dists On Orange Alert

Bhubaneswar: With the low pressure over west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh­ and south Odisha coasts concentrating into a depression on Sunday morning, Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-3) was hoisted at five ports in the state.

According to Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre here, the alert has been founded for Gopalpur, Paradip, Puri, and Dhamra ports.

The system is likely to move west-northwestwards across south Odisha and south Chhattisgarh during the next 24 hours and weaken gradually, the MeT office added.

An orange warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued in Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Balangir, Sonepur, Boudh and Bargarh districts till 8.30 am on September 12.

Likewise, a yellow warning has been sounded for Khurda, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Angul, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, Deogarh and Puri districts.

The rainfall intensity is likely to decrease from September 12. However, a few places in interior Odisha and districts adjoining Chhattisgarh may witness spells of rain.

IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that Odisha is likely to witness more rainfall activities as a fresh cyclonic circulation is likely to brew over the Bay of Bengal around September 17-18.

“As per the September forecast, low-pressure systems might bring good rainfall in Odisha every week throughout the month and that is what has happened so far,” Mohapatra told mediapersons on Saturday.

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