Weather alert issued: Heavy rain to lash Odisha for next 5 days

Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic circulation over north West Bay of Bengal lies over north Odisha and will trigger lashing rainfall and thundershower in the state, as per the forecast of Indian Meteorological Department.

Red, orange and yellow alerts have been issued for many districts of Odisha that are likely to witness heavy to very rainfall in the next five days.

Parts of Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur have been given red warning, districts of Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir and Kandhamal have been given orange warning due to intense rainfall that will continue till the morning of July 30 due to prediction of extremely heavy rain.

Rayagada, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Puri, Khordha, Angil, Cuttack, Boudh, deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur will witness heavy rain and have been issued yellow alert for the same time duration.

Similarly, likelihood of heavy rainfall in Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, has put these districts in ‘orange warning’ category and Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundergarh, Bargarh, Nuapada and Deogarh in the ‘yellow warning’ category between July 30 and July 31.

Spells of heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore between July 31 and Aug 1 and have been issued yellow alert for the same.

Parts of Bargarh, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bolangir, deogarh, Nabarangpur and Koraput will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places between Aug 1 and Aug 2 and therefore, have been included in the ‘yellow warning’ category.

Furthermore, similar weather conditions are likely in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundergarh, Angul, Puri, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara between Aug 2 and Aug 3 and have been issued yellow warning.

These weather conditions are likely to prevail for next two days till Aug 5, according to the special weather bulletin issued by IMD.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal for the next 24 hours.

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