Bhubaneswar, September 4, 2018: Heavy to heavy rainfall would lash several parts of Odisha for three days from Wednesday as a low pressure area is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during next 48 hours, predicted weather expert.
“An upper air cyclonic circulation formed over north Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood may lead to the formation of a Low Pressure Area (LOPAR) on Wednesday triggering heavy to very heavy rains in several parts of Odisha from September 5 to 7,” Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) of the SOA (Deemed to be University) Director Sarat Chandra Sahu said on Tuesday.
Sahu said extremely heavy rainfall is likely in the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur while the coastal Kendrapara and western Sundargarh districts could experience heavy rainfall during the next 24 hours.
“Heavy to very heavy rainfall may be experienced in the interior parts of the state from Wednesday afternoon. The districts of Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundargarh and Jharsuguda are likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday, he said adding the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal, Bargarh, Sonepur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Boudh, Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapara, Kandhamal, Jajpur and Cuttack might experience heavy precipitation during the same period,” Sahu.
Dr Sahu said Chhattisgarh might get heavy to very heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday which could also be experienced at one or two locations in western Odisha.
Fishermen whoever in deep sea has been advised to return to coast by Wednesday evening while those who are planning to go to sea for fishing have been advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal between Wednesday and Friday.