Low Pressure Area Forms Over Odisha; Check IMD’s Rain Warning
Bhubaneswar: A Low Pressure Area (LPA) has formed over north Odisha and adjoining south Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s regional centre said on Monday.
“Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over south Jharkhand & neighbourhood, a Low Pressure Area has formed over north Odisha and adjoining south Jharkhand & Gangetic West Bengal with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level,” it said.
The IMD has issued ‘orange’ warning and forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Sambalpur and Balangir districts on Monday. Heavy rainfall is also likely to occur at isolated places in Boudh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Kandhamal, Malkangiri, Koraput, Sonepur, Nabarangpur, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Cuttack, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Jharsuguda, Balasore and Angul.
Similarly, the Met office has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur and Deogarh on Tuesday. Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at most places in north Odisha and at many places in south Odisha.
In view of the heavy rainfall forecast, the SRC has asked the Collectors of the districts, which have been issued ‘orange’ warning, to closely monitor the situation. They have been directed to remain prepared to tackle waterlogging in low-lying areas and make arrangements for drainage of excess water.