More rain in store for Odisha for two days

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Bhubaneswar: While several districts in Odisha are experiencing flood-like situation following incessant rain, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted more rainfall in the state for the next two days.

According to the IMD regional centre, a low pressure area has formed over central parts of Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand.

“Under the influence of yesterday’s cyclonic circulation over West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh, a low pressure area has formed over central parts of Gangetic West Bengal & adjoining Jharkhand. The associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height,” the IMD said in a special bulletin.

Under the above scenario, light to moderate rainfall and thunderstorm and lightning activities is likely over Odisha during next two days, the bulletin said.

The weather office has issued Orange Warning for Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Jharsuguda districts where heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur today.

Besides, Yellow Warning has been issued for Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Angul, Boudh, Cuttack, Gajapati, Ganjam, Raygada, Koraput, Balangir, Sonepur, Bargarh and Kandhamal.

Moreover, Yellow Warning has been issued for Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Bargarh, Sonepur, Balangir, Nuapada and Jharsuguda districts for tomorrow where heavy rainfall very likely to occur.

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