More Rainfall In Odisha As Fresh Low Pressure Likely Around August 23

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD), which on Monday had issued red warning for extremely heavy rainfall in 10 districts of Odisha under the influence of a well-marked low pressure, said that the state will receive more rainfall as a fresh low-pressure area is going to form over the Bay of Bengal around August 23.

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“Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over the north-east Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood, a fresh low pressure area is likely to develop over the north-west Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around August 23,” the IMD said in a mid-day bulletin.

On the prevailing low pressure over north-west Bay of Bengal, the national weather agency said that the low pressure which has turned into a well-marked low pressure over the north-west Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood will gradually move towards the west and concentrate into a depression in the next 24 hours. Under its influence, there will be extremely heavy rainfall in 10 districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours.

In view of the heavy rainfall, IMD has issued red, orange and yellow warnings for the following districts.

August 19
Red warning
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places very likely to occur over the districts of Jagatsingpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Cuttack and Angul.

Orange warning
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Puri, Khurda, Malkangiri and Koraput.

Yellow warning
Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the remaining districts.

August 20
Orange warning
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Balangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar and Anugul.

Yellow warning
Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapada and Boudh.

August 22
Yellow warning
Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Jajpur and Bhadrak.

August 23
Yellow warning
Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of north coastal Odisha, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Kandhamal, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Deogarh.

In view of the inclement weather, fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off the Odisha coast and north Bay of Bengal on August 19 and 20 as squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph will make the sea condition very rough.

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