Low Pressure In Bay Of Bengal, IMD Issues Yellow Alert For 7 Districts

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over Northwest adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Odisha north Andhra Pradesh coasts persists, the IMD stated in its afternoon bulletin on Sunday.

“However, the associated cyclonic circulation now extends upto 4.5 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height,” it further read.

The IMD has issued an yellow warning for seven districts – Gajapati, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangpur, Kalahandi, and Nuapada where heavy rainfall is very likely during the next 24 hours.

Besides, light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over the districts of Gajapati, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Koraput, Kandhamal, Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Bolangir, Ganjam and at many places over the rest districts of Odisha.

The highest maximum temperature of 33.6 degrees was recorded at Talcher and the lowest minimum temperature of 18.2 degrees was recorded at Phulbani on Sunday.

“The monsoon trough at mean sea level now passes through Ganganagar, Alwar, Gwalior, Sidhi, Ambikapur, Angul, Centre of Low Pressure Area over Northwest adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts and thence southeastwards to Eastcentral Bay of Bengal,” the IMD bulletin stated.

Light to moderate rainfall has been predicted in most parts of Odisha till September 2.