Heavy To Very Heavy Rain Forecast For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain is likely to lash several districts of Odisha till 8.30 am on September 10, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Monday.

Besides heavy rain, yellow alert has also been issued for thunderstorm and lighting till 8.30 am on September 7.

The Met office also informed that a cyclonic circulation is likely to form over east-central Bay of Bengal around September 7. “Under its influence, a low pressure is likely to form over Westcentral Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48hours,” it added.

According to the midday bulletin, South Odisha districts are likely to experience heavy rain for the next few days. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangpur, Rayagada and Kalahandi and heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Khurda, Balangir and Boudh on September 9.

Check the forecast for next 5 days:

In its North Indian Ocean Extended Range Outlook for Cyclogenesis, the IMD said earlier that there is a likelihood of formation of cyclonic circulation/low-pressure area over westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal during week 1 (September 2 to 8) and week 2 (September 9 to 15).

According to SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) director S C Sahu, low pressure is likely to form along the west-central Bay of South Odisha-North Andhra Pradesh coast on September 9.

Under its influence, moderate rain is likely to occur at many places in South Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in those districts from September 8-10. “The system may then move northward and trigger moderate rain at many places in North Odisha with heavy rainfall at one or two locations from September 11 to 13,” he said.

Sahu, however, ruled out further intensification of the system.

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