Bhubaneswar: Odisha will witness heavy rainfall for the next three days under the influence of cyclonic circulation over northeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts.
The cyclonic circulation over northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal has led to the formation of low pressure that is likely to trigger squally weather with wind speed exceeding 45 kmph in neighbouring areas, the IMD said.
“Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over northeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood between 3.1 & 5.8 km above mean sea level, a Low Pressure Area has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestward with height. It is likely to become more marked during next 48 hours,” the weather department said.
The IMD also issued orange alert for Mayurbhanj, Sonepur, Keonjhar, Bolangir, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nayagarh, Puri, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts.
A yellow warning has been issued for the remaining districts of Odisha where the weather office predicted heavy rainfall.