IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for Odisha in next 3 days
Odisha govt alerts districts in view of likely heavy rain in next 3 days in many areas
The IMD has issued a heavy rainfall alert for Odisha in the next three days. Alow-pressure area building up over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger heavy rain in many areas. The Odisha Government has asked districts to remain prepared to meet the situation.
As reported by India Today, Due to the influence of the cyclonic circulation, over the northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha and West Bengal coasts, a low-pressure area is likely to form over Odisha and its neighbourhood in the next 36 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts till Saturday.
The report further added Heavy rainfall is also expected in Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Sundargarh, Angul, Khordha, Ganjam, among other areas during the period. Torrential downpour may also batter places in Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Balangir and Nuapada districts on Sunday and Monday.
As reported by MET, Squally wind with speed reaching 40-50 kmph is likely to prevail along Odisha coast and adjoining northwest and the west-central Bay of Bengal. As sea condition is likely to be rough, fishermen have been cautioned against venturing into the sea on Saturday and Sunday.
Fire service, ODRAF (Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force) and NDRF were asked to remain in a state of readiness. The emergency cells in all the districts were asked to operate round the clock.