Low Pressure To Trigger Heavy Rains In Odisha: SRC Alerts Collectors

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted about a fresh low pressure in northwest Bay of Bengal around August 23. Due to steep pressure gradient. strong surface wind speed reaching 40 to 50 kilometres per hour is very likely over north Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha coast, the IMD informed today.

Keeping this in account, Special Relief Commissioner Pradip Kumar Jena has advised Collectors to monitor the situation closely.

The IMD marked Yellow Warning for Malkangiri, Koraput, Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj for tomorrow (August 22) Similary, for August 23, the yellow warning has been issued for Balasore, Mayurbhanj, BHadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Keonjhar, Deogarh and Jajpur.

From August 24 to 26, several parts of the State will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall, and also extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places in Odisha, the IMD stated.

Fisherman have been advised not to venture into the sea for next 24 hours.

“Situation may be closely monitored. District under Yellow and Orange Warning need to remain prepared to meet any water logging / localised flood like situation including urban areas. Fishermen warning should be strictly implemented,” the SRC’s directive stated.