Odisha

Low Pressure Over Bay, Collectors Put On Alert

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner today issued an advisory to all Collectors to remain on alert in view of the low pressure area formed over North coastal Odisha and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal which is expected to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in the State.

The advisory issued by SRC Pradip Kumar Jena has asked Collectors to closely monitor the situation.
Collectors of districts under orange and yellow warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its special bulletin have been directed to remain prepared to meet any water logging/ localised flood like situation in low lying areas including in urban areas.

They have been further asked to ensure functioning of control room round the clock.

The Collectors have been asked to report rainfall immediately to the SRC’s office.

They have been asked to furnish situation report in the prescribed format and strict implementation of advice for fishermen.

As per the IMD’s bulletin shared by the SRC with the district Collectors the low pressure area is very likely to become more marked during next 24 hours.

Details of the IMD’s forecast and warning for next five days shared by the SRC are as follows:
On Day -1 (Valid up to 08:30 AM on Aug 15): Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over the Odisha.

The IMD has issued Orange warning predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely to occur over the districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur,

Sambalpur, Angul and Deogarh. Under its impact water logging can occur in low lying areas and minor damage to kutcha house and kutcha road.

Similarly, it has issued yellow warning predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Bolangir and isolated heavy rainfall over the districts of Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Ganjam, Khordha, Nayagarh, Malkangiri and Sundargarh.

On Day-2 (Valid from 08:30 AM of Aug 15 to 08:30 AM of Aug 16): Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over Odisha.

The IMD has issued Orange warning predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bolangir, Deogarh, Angul, Boudh, Nuapada and Sonepur.

Under its impact water logging is likely to occur in low lying areas and minor damage to kutcha house and kutcha road.

The IMD has issued Yellow warning forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Nawarangpur, Kalahandi and Dhenkanal.

On Day -3 ( Valid from 08:30 AM Aug 16 up to 08:30 AM of Aug 17): Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at many places over the districts of interior Odisha and at a few places over the districts of coastal Odisha.

The IMD has issued Yellow warning forecasting heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Bargarh, Nuapada, Nawarangpur, Boudh and Bolangir.

On Day 4 (Valid from 08:30 AM Aug 17 up to 08:30 AM Aug 18): Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at few places over the districts of Odisha.

On Day 5 (Valid from 08:30 AM Aug 18 to 08:30 AM of Aug 19): Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at many places over the districts of North interior Odisha and at a few places over the rest districts of Odisha.

Further, under the influence of low pressure area over North coastal Odisha and adjoining Gangetic-West Bengal, squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph very likely over along & off Odisha coast, North Bay of Bengal and West central Bay of Bengal and fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast till August 16.

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