Deep Depression: Red Warning Issued For 7 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Deep Depression over north coastal Odisha has moved further west-northwestwards and lay centered over north coastal Odisha about 20 km west-northwest of Chandbali and about 120 km east-southeast of Keonjhargarh at 0830 hrs IST of today.

It is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards across north Odisha, north Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh during the next 48 hours. It is very likely to weaken into a Depression during the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued Red warning for seven districts for the next 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy falls at one or two places very likely to occur over the districts of Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda and Bargarh.

Likewise, Orange warning has been issued for 12 districts for the next 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places is very likely to occur over the districts of Bolangir, Sundargarh, Boudh, Keonjhar, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Kendrapada, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, and Cuttack.

Further, Yellow Warning has been issued for six districts for the next 24 hours, and five districts for the subsequent 24 hours.

Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam Nayagarh, and Mayurbhanj; and over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj, and Keonjhar in subsequent 24 hours.