Low Pressure Intensifies Into Depression; Heavy Rainfall Alert Issued For These Odisha Dists

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Bhubaneswar: Several parts of the State will witness heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours as the well-marked low-pressure area has intensified into a depression, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.

According to the IMD’s latest bulletin, the low pressure, which concentrated over north-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast intensified into a depression. The system is likely to move in west-north-west direction and cross West Bengal coast near Digha in the next 6 hours.

The depression is likely to maintain its intensity for the next 24 hours, said the IMD.

Under the influence, several places across the State will witness heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.

The weather agency has also issued red warning for 10 districts, orange warning for 11 districts and yellow warning for 9 districts of Odisha for today.

Weather forecast: 

Red warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm) at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls (>20cm) very likely to occur over the districts of Nuapada, Balangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh, Bargarh, Angul, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Deogarh.

Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri.

Yellow warning: Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Puri, Gajapati and Ganjam.

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