Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued Orange Warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall, and Yellow Warning of heavy rainfall for several districts across Odisha under the influence of a Well Marked Low Pressure Area.
Yesterday’s morning Low Pressure Area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal area of West Bengal intensified into Well Marked Low Pressure Area in the evening and now lies over western parts of Gangetic West Bengal and neighbourhood.
In view of this, the IMD has warned of likely heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj today till the early morning of tomorrow.
The rainfall activity will lead to temporary water logging in low-lying areas and occasional reduction of visibility causing traffic congestion in urban areas. Further, there will be a rise in water level in Subarnarekha river basin.
The IMD has suggested to check for traffic congestion before leaving for any destination and to follow traffic advisories that are issued in this regard.
Yellow Warning of heavy rainfall has been issued by the IMD for nine districts for today and three districts for tomorrow.
Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, and Balasore today till the early morning of tomorrow, and over the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, and Bargarh tomorrow till the early morning of October 1.