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Monsoon To Further Advance Into Odisha In Next Three Days: IMD DG


21 June 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: Monsoon will further advance into Odisha in the next three days influence of the cyclonic circulation over North Bay of Bengal informed Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, during his visit to Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Friday.

As predicted earlier by the IMD, monsoon entered into Odisha today and has covered 16 districts including all 11 coastal districts and five interior districts, said Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, HR Biswas. 

While heavy to very heavy rainfall has occurred in many districts as predicted earlier, heavy rainfall warning has also been issued for next 48 hours. Besides, rainfall will occur at most places in every district in next 24 hours, he added.

Biswas informed that very to very heavy rainfall warning has been issued for districts of Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Angul, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Sundargarh.

Similarly, heavy rainfall warning has been issued for districts of Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Puri, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Khurda and Ganjam.

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Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General, IMD

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HR Biswas, Director, Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre