Rainfall in Odisha to intensify from today, alert issued to 23 districts

Several districts across Odisha are expected to experience very heavy rainfall ranging from 7 cm to 20 cm in the forthcoming days.

Bhubaneswar: The formation of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause intensified rain in Odisha from today. Currently, a cyclonic storm is centered over the North-Eastern and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal. The low pressure is likely to develop on August 18.

Forecasts suggest that several areas across the state are expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall in the forthcoming days. Some areas are likely to experience rainfall ranging from 7 cm to 20 cm.

In view of heavy to very rainfall over the next few days, several alerts have been issued by the Regional Meteorological department. An orange warning has been issued to five districts for very heavy rainfall today. These districts include Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Angul, and Sambalpur.

Additionally, a yellow warning has also been issued to 18 districts for today. The districts include Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar,, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Bargarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Nabarangapur, Malkangiri, and Koraput.

Further, an orange warning has been issued to seven districts in view of very heavy rainfall for tomorrow, i.e., August 18. These districts include Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Balangir, Nuapada, Nabarangapur, Malkangiri, and Koraput.

An additional yellow warning has also been issued to 12 districts for heavy rainfall in Odisha tomorrow. These districts include Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Sonepur, Boudh, Rayagada, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda.

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