Intense rain continues in Odisha’s Twin City; heavy rainfall alert for 23 districts
Bhubaneswar: Intense spells of rain under influence of low pressure continued over several parts of Twin City area in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack since early morning.
The continued rainfall may cause temporary waterlogging in low lying as well as underpass areas in the urban Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, the Regional Meteorological Centre warned today.
According to Bhubaneswar MeT, the Low Pressure Area over coastal Odisha & neighbourhood with the associated cyclonic circulation
extending upto 7.6 km above mean sea level persists. The monsoon trough now passes through center of Well Marked Low Pressure Area over Northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining coastal areas of Saurashtra & Kutch, Dessa, Sagar, Pendra Road, Hirakud, centre of Low Pressure Area over coastal Odisha & neighborhood and thence southeastwards to Eastcentral Bay of Bengal and extends upto 1.5 km above mean sea level.
The weather department has issued orange and yellow warnings of heavy rainfall for several districts till July 19 starting from today.
July 16-17 (Orange warning): Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Balangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur, and Angul.
Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sonepur, and Dhenkanal.
July 17-18 (Yellow warning): Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bargarh, Balangir, Jharsuguda, and Sundargarh.
July 18-19 (Yellow warning): Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Sundargarh, and Keonjhar.