Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued heavy to very heavy rainfall warning for 18 districts of Odisha.
It attributed it to the low-pressure formed over the North Bay of Bengal in the morning.
The national weather agency, in a mid-day bulletin, said that the low pressure will further intensify in the next 24 hours due to the merger of the cyclonic circulation over the Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh. Under its influence, there will be heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places across Odisha with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places in the next 12 hours. There will be severe waterlogging in the low-lying areas due to heavy rainfall, it added
In view of heavy rainfall in the state, IMD has issued orange and yellow warnings for the following districts.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Sambalpur.
Extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Angul, Deogarh, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Kalahandi.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Sambalpur, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Sundargarh.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Keonjhar, Angul, Nuapada, Sonepur and Balangir.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
Light to moderate rain or thundershower at few places across the state.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj and Dhenkanal.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off the Odisha coast, North Bay of Bengal and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal on August 4 and 5 as strong monsoon current and surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph will make the sea condition very rough.