Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday sounded heavy rainfall warning for coastal districts of Odisha under the influence of a well-marked low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.
In a morning bulletin, the IMD said that the low pressure area formed over the central Bay of Bengal in the last 24 had turned into a well-marked low pressure over the west-central Bay of Bengal off the Andhra Pradesh coast. “The system will move in the north-north-west and concentrate into a depression over the north-west Bay of Bengal off the Odisha and West Bengal coasts during subsequent 24 hours and cross the north Odisha and Bangladesh coast,” it said.
Under its influence, heavy rain will lash most parts of south coastal districts and some areas of north coastal districts with isolated heavy to very heavy rain at one or two places.
Apart from the coastal districts, there will be light to moderate rainfall in the remaining parts of the state during this period. The rainfall will continue for three days till October 24, the bulletin added.
Due to the inclement weather, the IMD has advised the fishermen not to venture into deep sea area of the west-central Bay of Bengal till October 23 as strong surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph will make the sea condition rough to very rough.
In view of the heavy rainfall, IMD has issued yellow and orange warnings for the following districts.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Malkangiri, Koraput and Ganjam.
Thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi and Kandhamal.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Ganjam and Puri.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Balasore and Jajpur.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore.