Even though people in several parts of Odisha are still not recovering from the damage caused by the heavy rains that wreaked havoc last week, their plight is likely to be made worse by the fact that the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a new warning for another round of heavy rain.
According to IMD, a cyclonic circulation is likely to form over the central-eastern and northeastern adjacent Bay of Bengal around September 25. The system is likely to move west-northwest and reach the Odisha coast within the next 48 hours, the Regional Weather Center tweeted on Monday.
“Under his influence, a new wave of heavy rains is likely over Odisha from September 26,” IMD said.
According to the latest weather update, the mean sea-level monsoon trough is now passing over Bikaner, Kota, Gaya, Kolkata and southeast to the northeast of the Bay of Bengal.
The current cyclonic circulation over the northwestern Bay of Bengal and adjacent areas of the northern Odisha-West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts now extends over Gangetic West Bengal and surrounding areas.
Weather forecast and warning for Odisha districts for the coming days:
Day 1 (valid from 1:30 p.m. IST on 09/20/2021 until 8:30 a.m. IST on 09/21/2021) Light to moderate rains or thunderstorms are very likely to occur in most parts of North Odisha, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Koraput and Malkangiri districts.
Yellow warning (to update): Heavy rains are very likely to occur in one or two places over Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Nuapada, Bolangir, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Koraput and Malkangiri districts.
Day 2 (valid from 8:30 a.m. IST from 09/21/2021 to 8:30 a.m. IST from 09/22/2021) Yellow warning (to be updated): Heavy rains are very likely to occur in one or two places over Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Nuapada, Sonepur, Sambalpur and Deogarh districts.