Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in most parts of coastal Odisha due to formation of low pressure.
According to the Official of the department, a low pressure is likely to form around August 3 over the north-west Bay of Bengal and its nearby region. This low pressure is likely to be strengthened further with the merger of another low-pressure area moving from the South China Sea on August 4. This will precipitate heavy to extremely heavy rainfall across the state from August 3.
The official further stated that the low pressure after its formation on August 4 will move towards west in the next 24 hours resulting in the formation of a low-pressure area over Odisha, Chhattisgarh and the adjoining areas of Maharashtra.
Following this, heavy rainfall will continue for four days from August 3 in Odisha. While the coastal districts will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall between August 3 and 5, the interior districts will have heavy downpour between August 3 and 6.
Besides, there will be widespread rainfall in the state on August 5.
The districts, which are expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall are Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Balangir, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sonepur, Boudh, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Kalahandi. However, the north Odisha districts of Balasore and Bhadrak will have comparatively less rainfall.