Bhubaneswar: Even as the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from India has started, heavy rains continue to pound several parts of Odisha under the influence of an active low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. The well-marked low-pressure has weakened into a low-pressure, and it continues to remain active over south-western Jharkhand and northern Chhattisgarh, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its morning bulletin on Tuesday.
According to the weather office, various places in Odisha are likely to receive spells of heavy rainfall for two more days under the influence of the low pressure.
The IMD has issued yellow alerts for heavy rainfall in several districts of Odisha, including Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Jajpur, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Bolangie, Sonepur, Sundargarh, and Jharsuguda on Tuesday.
A yellow alert for heavy rainfall has been issued for 11 Odisha districts for Wednesday.