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Red Warning For West Districts

Bhubaneswar: Red Warning was issued for districts of Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bolangir, Boudh, Bargarh and Angul as the India Meteorological Department on Friday informed that with the Southwest Monsoon further advancing into some parts of North Arabian Sea.

Yellow warning was also issued for Malkangiri, Koraput, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Deogarh on June 13 during which light to moderate rain or thundershower are most likely to occur at most places over the districts Odisha.

The IMD predicted light to moderate rain or thundershower most likely to occur at most places over the districts Odisha and issued yellow warning for the districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Bolangir, Sonepur and Boudh on Saturday.

It warned of water logging in low lying areas, traffic congestion and disruption of municipal services due to waterlogging in urban areas and to avoid movement in affected areas.

The IMD’s regional centre, Bhubaneswar, also said that conditions are favorable for further advancement of southwest monsoon into the remaining parts of Odisha during the next 48 hours.

It further said that the low-pressure area now lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coasts. A cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal had led to the formation of the low-pressure early this morning. It is likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours and move west-northwestwards across Odisha.

“Under its influence, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy falls very likely over most parts of east India and adjoining Central India from today. Isolated extremely heavy falls (20 cm) are also very likely over Odisha on Friday,” the IMD said.

Squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 35 -45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph is very likely to prevail over along and off Odisha coast and North Bay of Bengal adjoining west-central Bay Bengal till June 14.

 It said the low pressure area formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coasts is likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in most parts of the State starting Friday till early hours of June 16.

“Under influence of yesterday’s cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal, a Low Pressure has formed today morning and now lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha & Gangetic West Bengal coasts with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels. It is likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours and move west-northwestwards across Odisha,” the IMD said in a press release.

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