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Heavy Rains To Lash Odisha In Next 48 Hours


12 September 2019

Debashish Maharana


Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic circulation over coastal West Bengal & neighbourhood now lies over Jharkhand and neighbourhood and extends upto 2.1 km above mean sea level.

Under the influence of above cyclonic circulation and strong monsoon current, enhanced rainfall activity very likely to continue in some districts of north Odisha during next 24 hours. Detailed forecast and warning are as follows:

On Friday -

Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Angul.

Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Khordha, Koraput, Baragarh, Balangir and Sonepur.

On Saturday -

Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Naupada, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Sundargarh.

Due to strong monsoon current and high waves sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast during next 24 hours.

On the other hand, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Sudam Marndi said that the flood situation is under control in Odisha. The district Collectors have been asked to be on alert, he said.

Sudam Marndi, Minister, Revenue and Disaster Management, Odisha