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Fresh Low Pressure Brewing In Bay Of Bengal, Odisha To Witness Heavy Rains

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure is likely to develop over northeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood around September 20. This is system will increase rainfall activity in different parts of Odisha. In this perspective, Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena has issued an advisory to Collectors, and line Departments to stay on alert.

According to the advisory, the impact of this system is likely to be seen from Saturday (September 19) onward. On Saturday, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over Malkangiri, Koraput, Sundergarh and Keonjhar.

On the second day, i.e. September 20, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Rayagada.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued yellow warning for the first two days for the aforementioned districts of Odisha.

From September 20 to 21, Orange Warning has been issued for Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapada. Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted for these districts on the third day, during the life-cycle of this low pressure system.

During the same period, i.e. on Sunday and Monday, Yellow Warning has been issued for – Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur and Cuttack.

From September 21 to 22, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over – Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Keonjhar, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepue and Angul.

Orange warning has been issued for these districts.

Similarly, the Met Department has issued Yellow Warning for Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Boudh, Kandhamal and Nuapada for Monday and Tuesday.

On the fifth day (September 22 and 23), heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh and Nabarangpur, the advisory issued by SRC stated.

“The fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea areas of northeast adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal on September 20, also along and off Odisha coast, north Bay of Begal adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal during September 21 and 22. Whoever is in deep sea are advised to return to coast by September 20,” the advisory further read.

“The districts under orange and yellow warning need to remain prepared to meet any flood like situation and landslide in hilly areas. Continuous vigil of low lying areas, dewatering wherever required including urban areas may be taken up,” it added.

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