Low Pressure Triggers Rain Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Low pressure area over northeast Bay of Bengal, which is likely to become more marked into a depression, triggered heavy rainfall across the State on Sunday night and Monday morning.  While the showers provided much needed relief from heat and sweat, problems of water-logging and traffic congestion cropped up in several places.

The Regional Meteorological department issued lightning and intense rainfall warning for Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Deogarh, Sundergarh, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Puri and Khurda districts till 8 am today.

 On July 1, extremely heavy rain fall (Red warning: Take Action) is likely over Sambalpur,Deogarh, Sonepur,Angul,Bargarh,Jharsuguda,Sundergarhand Dhenkanal. Heavy rainfall (orange warning: Be Prepared) is also expected over Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Boudh, Bolangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Nawarangpur.

On July 2, rainfall (Yellow Warning: Be updated) is likely over districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Nuapada, Balangir and Sambalpur. On July 3, light showers may occur across the State, predicted the Met Department. 

Due to low pressure area over northeast Bay of Bengal, gusty wind speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph likely to prevail over North Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during 30th June to 2ndJuly, 2019. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast during these days.