Low Pressure: Orange, Yellow warnings issued for these Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rain is expected to lash several districts in Odisha with the weathermen issuing  Orange and Yellow  warnings for the next five days under the influence of a fresh low pressure likely to form over Northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around September 20.

The special bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre said, “Likely development of a low pressure area over Northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around September 20 may enhance rainfall activity over Odisha.”

The regional meteorological centre issued Yellow and Orange warnings for the below districts for next five days.

Day 1 (valid till 8.30 AM of Sept 19)

Yellow warning:

Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Sundargarh and Keonjhar

Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at many places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar and at a few places over the rest districts of Odisha.

Day 2 (from 8.30 AM on Sept 19 till 8.30 PM on Sept 20)

Yellow warning:

Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Rayagada.

Besides, Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at many places over the districts of south interior Odisha and at a few places over the rest districts.

Day 3 (from 8.30 AM on Sept 20 till 8.30 PM on Sept 21)

Orange Warning

1. Heavy to very Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapada.

Impact:
1- Water logging in low lying areas.
2- Possible damage to kutcha house and informal road.
3- Landslides in hilly areas.
4- Traffic congestion, under pass road and water
logging in low lying areas of urban areas.

This apart, Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over the
districts of north coastal Odisha and at many places over the rest districts.

Yellow warning: 

2. Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Jagatsingpur, Puri,
Ganjam, Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, and Cuttack.

Day 4 (from 8.30 AM on Sept 21 till 8.30 PM on Sept 22)

Orange warning :

Heavy to very Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Keonjhar, Balangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur and Angul.

Impact:
1- Water logging in low lying areas.
2- Possible damage to kutcha house and informal road.
3- Landslides in hilly areas.
4- Traffic congestion, under pass road and water
logging in low lying areas of urban areas.

Yellow Warning :
Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Boudh, Kandhamal, and Nuapada.

Also, light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over the districts of Odisha.

Day 5 (from 8.30 AM on Sept 21 till 8.30 PM on Sept 22)

Yellow Warning:
Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Nabarangpur.

Meanwhile, fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea areas of Northeast adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal on September 20 also along and off Odisha coast, North Bay of Bengal adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal during on September 21 and 22. Those in deep sea are advised to return to coast by September 20.

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