The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Odisha in the next 48 hours. The IMD has issued a yellow alert for five districts of Odisha, where the effect of heavy rains is expected to be the most.
The weather condition is very likely to become rough with a low pressure area developing over west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts. A cyclonic condition is very likely to form over the same area in the next 24 hours.
Speaking to India Today, IMD’s assistant director, its regional office in Bhubaneswar, Uma Shankar Das said, “Odisha will see heavy rainfall due to a low pressure area which is going to form over the Bay of Bengal in the next few days. 48 hours.”
The IMD issued a yellow alert for Koraput, Malkangiri, Keonjhar, Nabarangpur and Mayurbhanj districts. Under the influence of low pressure, heavy to very heavy rains are likely in these five districts.
The IMD said that a North-South Trough is running from Jharkhand to West-central Bay of Bengal at low troposphere level off South Odisha coast. It is likely to become less marked after 24 hours.
Under the influence of the above systems, according to the IMD, very widespread rainfall is very likely to occur over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha in the next five days.
Odisha’s Kandhamal, Dhenkanal, Angul, Nuapada, Bolangir and Kalahandi districts are likely to receive heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday. The IMD said that the effect of low pressure is likely to remain severe on Monday and Tuesday. Apart from this, there is a possibility of heavy rain in the interior areas of Odisha on Wednesday.
Officials advised fishermen not to venture into Odisha coast, west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal sea for the next few days. Those living in the deep sea have been advised to return by Tuesday morning.