Bhubaneswar: Due to prevalent monsoon trough and cyclonic circulation, scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm) with isolated extremely heavy (>20cm) rainfall to occur over six districts of Odisha during next 24 hours. India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre today issued Red Warning in these districts for the next 24 hours.
In its evening bulletin, the IMD regional centre said, “The Well Marked Low Pressure Area over Northwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining North Odisha-West Bengal coasts now lies over north Odisha & neighbourhood. The associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. It is likely to move across Chhattisgarh and East Madhya Pradesh during next 2 days. The Monsoon Trough at mean sea level continues to pass through Bikaner, Shivpuri, Sidhi, Jamshedpur and thence Southeastwards to the centre of Well Marked Low Pressure Area over north Odisha & neighbourhood. The trough now runs from northeast Rajasthan to centre of Well Marked Low Pressure Area over north Odisha & neighbourhood across northwest Madhya Pradesh, southeast Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand at 1.5 km above mean sea level.”
Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at most places over the districts of Odisha. The highest maximum temperature of 35.0oC was recorded at Rourkela and the lowest minimum temperature of 22.0oC was recorded at Phulbani in the plains of Odisha.
Weather forecast and warning in Odisha districts for the next 24 hours:
For Thursday (Valid up to 0830 hrs IST of 15.09.2023)
Red Warning (Take Action)- Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm) with isolated extremely heavy rainfall (>20cm) is very likely to occur over the districts of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Bargarh, Nuapada and Sambalpur.
Orange Warning (Be Prepared)- Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Boudh, Cuttack, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Angul and Dhenkanal.
Yellow Warning (Be Updated)- Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Nayagarh, Jajpur and Rayagada.