Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued heavy rainfall warning for 16 districts of Odisha.
Talking to the media, duty officer of the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, Laxmidhar Mahapatra said that a monsoon trough is stretching from Bikaner to east-central Bay of Bengal via Madhya Pradesh and Paradip while a cyclonic circulation has formed over coastal Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal and its neighbourhood. Under its influence, a fresh low-pressure area is likely to form over the north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around August 28.
Under its influence, one or two places in Nuapada, Balangir, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Dhenkanal is likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall. Heavy rainfall is also likely at one or two places in Puri, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Boudh, Angul, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Ganjam, Nayagarh and Khurda districts in the next 24 hours on Monday. Besides, heavy rainfall will occur at one or two places in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts in the subsequent 24 hours on Tuesday.
With the likely formation of a low-pressure area by August 28, there will be heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal and Kendrapara districts on August 29, Mahapatra added.