IMD Issues Orange and Yellow Warnings for Several Odisha Districts Amid Monsoon Trough

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre has issued weather warnings for several districts in Odisha due to the prevailing monsoon trough and a low-pressure area formed in the region. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in four districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours.

As per the evening bulletin, the Low-Pressure Area over north Odisha and adjoining West Bengal Coasts has now shifted to the northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbouring regions. The associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 Km above mean sea level, tilting southwestwards with height.

The Monsoon Trough at mean sea level passes through Amritsar, Ludhiana, Bareilly, Patna, Bankura, centre of Low-Pressure Area, and then southeastwards to east-central Bay of Bengal. Additionally, a trough runs from northwest Bihar to the cyclonic circulation associated with the low-pressure area.

Odisha is likely to experience light to moderate rain or thundershowers in most places over the next two days. The IMD has issued an Orange Warning (Be Prepared) for certain districts, indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall expected for the next four days, and a Yellow Warning (Be Updated) for one more day thereafter.

For Sunday, heavy to very heavy rainfall is predicted at one or two places in the districts of Sambalpur, Boudh, Nayagarh, and Angul. On the same day, heavy rainfall is expected at one or two places in the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Sonepur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, and Koraput.

On Monday, heavy to very heavy rainfall is anticipated in the districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, and Sambalpur. Additionally, heavy rainfall is expected at one or two places in the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, and Kandhamal.

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