A contemporary low-pressure area, brewing over the Bay of Bengal, is more likely to set off heavy to very heavy rainfall in a number of components of Odisha early subsequent week, weather officers stated on Friday. Following the forecast, the state authorities requested officers to plan and stay totally ready to cope with the likelihood of flooding, water-logging and landslides. The Meteorological Centre forecast that the low-pressure area is more likely to kind over the central Bay of Bengal round October 19 and change into extra marked throughout the subsequent 24 hours.
Under its affect, enhanced rainfall exercise with heavy to very heavy downpour is more likely to happen in some districts of Odisha, significantly within the southern area, between October 19 and 21, the MeT Centre stated in a bulletin.
This would be the tenth low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal for the reason that starting of August and the third this month.
Due to the seemingly formation of the low-pressure area, squally weather with wind pace reaching as much as 40-50 kmph is more likely to prevail over the central Bay of Bengal, the MeT Centre stated, advising fishermen to not enterprise into the deep sea on October 19 and 20.
Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena in an advisory to the district collectors stated that the heavy rainfall might set off flood within the river techniques within the southern districts.
“Possibility of landslides also cannot be ruled out,” he stated.
He requested the officers within the southern division to make advance planning and stay totally ready to fulfill any eventuality arising out of flooding, water-logging, and doable landslides within the hilly areas.
Other districts may additionally intently monitor the state of affairs and take applicable motion, he stated.
Light to average rain or thundershower could happen at many locations over the districts of south Odisha, north coastal area, and at a couple of locations over the districts of northern components of the state from October 19.
The MeT Centre stated heavy to very heavy rainfall may be very more likely to happen at some locations over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Puri on October 19 and 20.
Similarly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is more likely to lash some components of Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Kandhamal districts on October 20 and 21, it stated.
(With PTI inputs)