IMD Forecasts Cyclonic Activity and Heavy Rainfall in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that a cyclonic circulation is anticipated to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal within the next 24 hours, which may develop into a low-pressure area within 48 hours. There is a possibility of it intensifying further into a depression.
The IMD predicts heavy rainfall in various parts of Odisha over the next four days, starting from Friday. Consequently, heavy rainfall is expected in several areas of Odisha beginning tomorrow.
The IMD states, “A cyclonic circulation is likely to emerge over the east-central Bay of Bengal and adjacent to the north Andaman Sea, off the coast of Myanmar, within the next 24 hours. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is expected to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal off the coast of Myanmar within the subsequent 24 hours. Following this, it is expected to move northwestward with the potential for gradual intensification.”
Meanwhile, the IMD’s regional center in Odisha has issued a yellow alert for thunderstorms and lightning in 11 districts for today. Thunderstorms with lightning are highly likely in select areas of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, and Balasore.
The intensity of rainfall is anticipated to increase starting tomorrow, with a yellow warning issued for 17 districts. On the following day, five districts in Odisha, namely Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Nabarangapur, Koraput, and Malkangiri, are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.
According to the IMD, extremely heavy rainfall is forecasted for September 30 and October 1, with several areas in Odisha likely to experience very heavy rainfall on October 1.