Low Pressure Over Bay To Trigger Heavy To Very Heavy Rain In Odisha Till Sept 8; Check Today’s Forecast

Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy Rainfall (7 to 20cm) is  likely at isolated places in Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur districts of Odisha under the influence of a low pressure area, which formed over Northwest & adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts on Tuesday morning.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also issued yellow warning of heavy rain for isolated places in Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Balangir, Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur till 8.30 am on Wednesday.

The weather agency has warned of temporary waterlogging at low-lying areas, poor visibility during intense spells of rain and traffic congestion in urban areas and landslides in hilly areas. Farmers have been advised to postpone fertilizer/chemicals application in agricultural field and keep livestock/domestic animals at safe places.

On September 6, heavy rain (7 to 11cm) may lash isolated places in Malakangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Balangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Boudh, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj. Similar warning has been issued for Nuapada, Balangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Boudh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Cuttack, Keonjhar, and Mayurbhanj during the subsequent 24 hours (September 7).

There is also a forecast for heavy rain at isolated places in Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj on September 8.

The IMD has issued no further heavy rain warning.

Notably, the state has been experiencing some intense spells of rain for the past few days after a subdued monsoon and recorded 16.7 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours with the highest of 142.4 mm in Belaguntha block of Ganjam district. Besides Belaguntha, Suliapada (132 mm) and Khunta (103 mm) in Mayurbhanj district recorded more than 100 mm rainfall.

However, 10 districts still are deficient while rest 20 in the normal category with Odisha having received 832.1 mm rainfall against its normal value of 963.1 mm till Septmber 5 this monsoon season.


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