Bhubaneswar/UNI: Odisha government today issued yellow and orange warning to all districtst to meet any eventuality in view of heavy rains predicted for the next five days.
Several districts in Odisha are likely to witness heavy rainfall for five days from tomorrow due to a low pressure over East Central Bay of Bengal.
Met sources here today said a low pressure is likely to form over East Central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the next 24 hours due to a cyclonic circulation in the same area.
The system is likely to be more marked during subsequent 24 hours and under its impact heavy rain fall is likely to occur over several districts of Odisha from October 19 to 23 next.
Weather office sources said thunderstorms with lightning is likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of coastal Odisha, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Malkangiri, Koraput, and Raygada tomorrow and in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati on Tuesday.
On October 21 heavy rain is likely to lash Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Puri while heavy rain is likely to occur over Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati,Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara,and Bhadrak on October 22 .
Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Balasore, Bhadrak and Kendrapara on October 23.
The weather office issued orange warnings for Ganjam and Gajapati for October 21 and yellow warnings for other districts for all the five days.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea areas of central Bay of Bengal from October 19 to 22
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradip Jena warned that there would be possibility of water logging/ landslide in hilly areas and asked the district collectors to keep a continuous vigil of low lying areas, dewatering wherever required including urban areas.
The district collectors were also asked to monitor the situation closely.