Bhubaneswar: Odisha may experience more downpour ahead as another cyclonic circulation is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal this week.
While the intense rain spells under influence of deep depression over the Bay of Bengal may trigger flood-like situation in Odisha, one more low pressure area is likely to form under influence of cyclonic circulation over north Bay of Bengal around September 17.
“A cyclonic circulation is likely over north Bay of Bengal around September 17. It may move northwestward and reach Odisha coast by September 18. Under influence of the system, rainfall may occur in the State from September 17,” informed India Meteorological Department DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra today.
However, there may not be intense spells of rainfall due to possible low pressure like the existing system over the sea triggered incessant rain causing flood-like situation across the State.
Currently, the Deep Depression over north coastal Odisha moved further west-northwestwards during past 6 hours with a speed of 12 kmph and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 13th September, 2021,over north coastal Odisha, near latitude 20.9°N and longitude 86.5°E, about 20 km west-northwest of Chandbali and 120 km eastsoutheast of Keonjhargarh (Odisha). It is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards across north Odisha, north Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours.
It is very likely to weaken into a Depression during next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Odisha. Moderate rain/ thundershower has occurred at most places over the districts of Odisha with Heavy to Very Heavy rainfall at many places & Extremely Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Coastal Odisha and Heavy to Very Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Interior Odisha.
Odisha witnessed a record amount of rainfall in past five years in the month of September. Puri district received the highest quantum of rainfall of 341 mm followed by Paradip with 219 mm and Bhubaneswar with 195 mm in past 24 hours.
The IMD issued red warning for seven districts till tomorrow morning.
As per the latest weather bulletin, heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy (>20cm) falls at one or two places very likely to occur over the districts of Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda and Bargarh.
Similarly, orange warning has been issued for 12 districts — Balangir, Sundargarh, Boudh, Keonjhar, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Kendrapada, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Cuttack — where heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places very likely to occur today. The warning will remain valid till tomorrow morning.