Following the development of a cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal off the coast in the southern part of the state, the Met office has predicted significant rainfall in Odisha.
A low pressure area is likely to develop over the region under its influence. Around July 26, the system is most likely to concentrate into a depression, according to the IMD’s Tuesday night warning.
According to the IMD forecast, until Tuesday morning, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangapur, Rayagada, Gajapati, and Ganjam are likely to have heavy rainfall (7 to 11 cm), while most other locations in southern interior Odisha may experience light to moderate rain or thundershowers.
For Tuesday and Wednesday, the IMD has also issued an Orange warning (be ready). On July 25, isolated locations in the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Malkangiri, Koraput, and Rayagada may get heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20 cm).
A Yellow alert (be updated) was also issued for the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Balangir, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, and Mayurbhanj due to excessive rains.