Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall may lash parts of the State in next two days under influence of low pressure area formed over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts.
The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, today predicted heavy downpour till August 19.
The low pressure area over Northwest & adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Odisha- north Andhra Pradesh coasts now lies over coastal Odisha and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal. The associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. It is likely to move west northwestward during next 48 hours, Bhubaneswar MeT stated.
As per IMD observation, a north-south trough runs from the cyclonic circulation associated with the Low Pressure Area over coastal Odisha and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal to north Tamil Nadu and extends upto 1.5 km above mean sea level. The monsoon trough now passes through Ferozepur, Hissar, Delhi, Hardoi, Varanasi, Dehri, Ranchi, Keonjhargarh, centre of low pressure area over coastal Odisha and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal and thence southeastwards to Eastcentral Bay of Bengal.
The Regional MeT issued yellow warning for next two days for a few districts.
Day 1 (valid from 1.30 PM of August 17 upto 8.30 AM of August 18)
Yellow warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khordha, Cuttack, Kandhamal, Malkangiri, Koraput, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj and Kendrapara and heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Puri, Boudh, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Rayagada, Gajapati, Balasore, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Angul and Kalahandi.
Day 2 (valid from 8.30 AM of August 18 upto 8.30 AM of August 19)
Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Sonepur, Angul, Nuapada and Balangir.
Under the influence of Low Pressure Area over coastal Odisha and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal, squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph very likely over South Odisha coast and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal. The fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and adjoining areas of Northwest Bay of Bengal during next two days.
Besides, light to moderate rain or thundershower is in forecast over the districts of north, south and interior Odisha till August 22 starting from today.