Bhubaneswar: In view of the rainfall alert for several districts in Odisha under the influence of a possible low pressure area over Bay of Bengal (BoB) tomorrow, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today issued an advisory for all Collectors in this regard.
In the letter, the SRC asked the Collectors to take steps to circulate the rainfall warning message among the public and closely monitor the situation. They have also been asked to take necessary action in case of any eventuality.
Quoting the Regional MeT Centre, the SRC said a trough runs from the cyclonic circulation associated with low pressure area over north interior Tamil Nadu to north coastal Odisha across coastal Andhra Pradesh and extends upto 0.9 km above mean sea level. A cyclonic circulation lies over gulf of Thailand and neighbourhood and extends upto 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. It is likely to emerge into south Andaman sea and under its influence, a fresh low pressure area is likely to form over south Andaman sea and neighbourhood by November 13 (tomorrow). It is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over eastcentral & adjoin]ng southeast Bay of Bengal on November 15.
Under its influence, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamai, Rayagada, Puri, Nayagarh, Khordha, Jagatsinghpu and Kendrapada from 1.30 pm of November 12 (today) to 8.30 am of November 13. Besides, rain will occur over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal from 8.30 am of November 13 to 8.30 am of November 14 .