Heavy Rain To Batter Odisha For 3 More Days Due To Low Pressure Area

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain is likely to lash many parts of Odisha over the next three days to a low pressure area which has already become well-marked. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued orange and yellow warnings of heavy to very heavy rain for several districts of the state till October 4.

The IMD in its morning weather bulletin said on Sunday that the well marked low pressure area over coastal West Bengal and adjoining areas of North coastal Odisha & Northwest Bay of Bengal now lies over southeast Jharkhand and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal & north Odisha.

It is likely to move further west-northwestwards during next 12 hours, it said.

Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Angul, Deogarh, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj, the MeT Centre said, while issuing an orange warning for these districts.

Similarly, heavy rainfall (7 to 11 cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Jajpur, Nayagarh, Boudh, Kandhamal, Khurda, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Nuapada and Kendrapada. The MeT Centre has issued yellow warning for these districts.

Several parts of Odisha have already been experiencing rainfall of varied intensity for the last two days due to the formation and movement of the low pressure area in the region.

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