Bhubaneswar: With the flood situation in several northern Odisha districts becoming worse, heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is likely to pound several places of flood-hit districts during next 24 hours.
According to regional meteorological centre of the IMD, a cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood and extends upto 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. Under influence of the system, the northern part of the state is likely to receive heavy downpour today and tomorrow.
Bhubaneswar MeT has issued orange warning and yellow warning for several districts for next two days.
Aug 23-24 morning (Orange warning): Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak and Keonjhar.
Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall (7 to 11 cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundargarh, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati and Khordha.
Aug 24-25 (Orange warning): Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm ) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Deogarh.
Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall (7 to 11 cm) very likely to occur at isplated places over the districts of Keonjhar, Angul, Boudh, Kandhamal, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada, Nabarangpur and Koraput.
Meanwhile, rivers such as Subarnarekha, Budhabalang, Jalaka and Baitarani in north Odisha are in spate due to heavy rain. The intense spell of rain in next 24 hours is likely to increase water level in rivers in Subarnarekha, Budhabalang and Baitarani basins. It may trigger landslides or mudslides in vulnerable hilly areas.