Odisha is expected to receive heavy rainfall till July 27 following the formation of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday morning, the Meteorological Department has predicted. The IMD said in its morning bulletin that the system will focus into a depression by July 26.
The low pressure formed yesterday over the west central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal coasts of North Andhra Pradesh – South Odisha intensified into a low pressure over the same region this morning. Low pressure is likely to concentrate over the same region during the next 24 hours. E Rain,” it said. Heavy rainfall of seven to 11 cm is likely over Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangapur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam till Tuesday morning, while light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely over most parts of south interior Odisha.
The IMD has issued an orange alert (be prepared) for Tuesday and Wednesday. Isolated places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Malkangiri, Koraput and Rayagada districts are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall of 7 to 20 cm on Tuesday.
Yellow warning (update) has also been issued in Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandamal, Balangir, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Mayurbhanj districts due to possibility of heavy rain.
The average rainfall recorded in the state in the last 24 hours was 6.4 mm and the figure for July 1 to July 25 was 249.6 mm against the average of 339.9 mm for the month. Kotpad block of Koraput district received the highest rainfall of 74 mm in the last 24 hours, the IMD said.
Meanwhile, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu has asked all collectors to be alert to face any situation as there is a risk of depression. He suggested taking special measures in low-lying areas and hilly districts as heavy rains could lead to traffic jams, floods and landslides.
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