Low Pressure Over Odisha, Heavy Rainfall Predicted In Many Places

Bhubaneswar: The Low Pressure Area over coastal areas of south Odisha north Andhra Pradesh & neighbourhood now lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting south-westwards with height. It is very likely to become more marked during the next 48 hours, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Under its impact light to moderate rain/thundershower is very likely to occur in most parts of districts of Odisha over the next five days with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in some places, the IMD said.

The IMD has issued Orange and yellow alerts in this regard.

Here’s IMD’s heavy rainfall warning for the next five days:

Day-1: (Valid up to 0830 Hrs IST of 12.07.22)

Orange warning (Be prepared)

Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Kandhamal, Nawarangpur, Kalahandi, Gajapati, Ganjam, Koraput, Rayagada, and Malkangiri.

Impact:

  1. i) It may trigger landslides in vulnerable hilly areas
  2. ii) Temporarily water logging in low lying areas and some damages to Kutcha road

iii) Keep arrangement for drainage of excess water.

Yellow Warning (Be updated): Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Boudh, Nuapada, Jajpur, Nayagarh, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Sonepur, Puri, Khordha and Balasore.

Day-2: Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 12.07.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 13.07.22.

Yellow Warning (Be updated)

Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Koraput, Nawarangpur, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh and Angul.

Day-3: Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 13.07.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 14.07.22

Yellow Warning (Be updated)

Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Jajpur, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangpur, Kalahandi and Kandhamal.

Day-4: Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 14.07.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 15.07.22

Orange warning (Be prepared)

Heavy to very heavy (7 to 20cm) rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, and Bargarh.

Impact:

  1. i) It may trigger landslides in vulnerable hilly areas
  2. ii) Temporarily water logging in low lying areas and some damages to Kutcha road

iii) Keep arrangement for drainage of excess water.

  1. iv) Water logging in underpass road and occasional reduction of visibility causing traffic congestion in urban areas.

Yellow Warning (Be updated)

Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Nawarangpur, Kandhamal, Gajapati and Rayagada.

Day-5: Valid from 0830 Hrs IST of 15.07.22 to 0830 Hrs IST of 16.07.22

Orange warning (Be prepared)

Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Sonepur, Boudh, Kalahandi and Kandhamal

Impact:

  1. i) It may trigger landslides in vulnerable hilly areas
  2. ii) Temporarily water logging in low lying areas and some damages to Kutcha road

iii) Keep arrangement for drainage of excess water.

  1. iv) Water logging in underpass road and occasional reduction of visibility causing traffic congestion in urban areas.

Yellow Warning (Be updated)

Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Gajapati, Ganjam, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bolangir, Bargarh, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangpur and Rayagada.