Rainfall Status In Odisha: Low Pressure Likely To Persist For Another 24 Hours, Baitarani Above Warning Level

**Bhubaneswar:** A low pressure system over Bay of Bengal along with cyclonic circulation that was responsible for incessant rains in several parts of the State in the last 48 hours, will persist for another 24 hours and then slowly move towards northwestwards and gradually weaken, informed the Regional Meteorological Department in a special bulletin.

Met Director HR Biswas said, “The low pressure became depression and then deep depression and now will likely persist for another 24 hours. After that, rainfall activity will become less for next 3-5 days.”

The bulletin also warned that ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall’ is likely to occur in a few places with isolated cases of ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ over North and South Odisha during the next 24 hours, till the depression weakens.

Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Sambalpur, and Sonepur districts have been warned about ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ in the next 24 hours.

‘Heavy to very heavy rainfall’ alert has been issued for Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Boudh districts till 8:30 am tomorrow (September 7) morning.

Meanwhile, isolated heavy rainfall might occur over Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Bargarh, Nuapada and Nabarangpur till 8:30 am on September 8.

Interior Odisha might also receive heavy rainfall in the subsequent 24 hours, the bulletin informed.

During this period as the depression recedes, strong winds reaching speeds of 50-60 kmph are likely to hit coastal parts of Odisha.

Condition of sea will also be rough over North Bay of Bengal and off the Odisha coast. Thus, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea during the next 24 hours.

In the last 48 hours, there was very heavy downpour in parts of Odisha and the average rainfall of the state recorded is 54.9 mm. Also, there is some water logging situation in the districts like Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada and Jajpur districts which have received extremely heavy rainfall.

While most rivers are below danger level, river Baitarani is, however, flowing above the warning level at Akhuapada with an increasing trend. As per Central Water Commission’s forecast, the flood level could go up to 18.3 m today as opposed to the danger mark of 17.83 metre.

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