Rains in Odisha: Cyclonic circulation formed; these districts were placed on orange alert for July 25–26. view the forecast
On July 25–26, in Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast two days of heavy rain. This is brought on by the development of a cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal, which is anticipated to become stronger and develop into a low pressure system before taking the form of a depression. Off the coast of southern Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh, the Bay of Bengal is covered by the cyclonic circulation.
The same region is anticipated to experience a Low-Pressure Region under its influence, according to an IMD bulletin. By July 26, the system is probably going to condense into a depression.
According to IMD, until Tuesday morning, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangapur, Rayagada, Gajapati, and Ganjam are anticipated to have heavy rainfall of 7 to 11 cm, while most other locations in southern interior Odisha may get light to moderate rain or thundershowers. Moreover, the IMD has issued a Be Prepared Orange warning for the upcoming two days.
Odisha's weather forecast for July 25
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). The following districts received a Yellow alert for heavy rain: Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Balangir, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, and Mayurbhanj.
The weather office further stated that light to heavy rain or thundershowers are also possible at several locations throughout the rest of the state, including most locations in southern and coastal Odisha.
Weather forecasts for Odisha for July 26
On July 26, isolated areas in Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nuapad, and Balangir may get heavy to extremely heavy rains. Moreover, Rayagada, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Boudh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Sonepur, and Bargarh are expected to have one or two locations of significant rainfall (7 to 11 cm). The majority of the state is likely to have light to moderate rain or thundershowers on this day.
In addition, the IMD has stated that between July 25 and July 27, squally weather with gusty surface wind speeds reaching 45 to 55 kmph is expected to be observed along and off the coast of Odisha due to low pressure and the ensuing depression, as well as strong monsoon flow. Fishermen have also been urged not to enter the sea during this time by the weather office.
The IMD issued warnings about water logging in low-lying areas, poor visibility during heavy downpours, traffic jams in metropolitan areas, and the potential for kutcha house wall collapse.
Additionally, it stated that landslides could occur in the steep, prone parts of the Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, and Kandhamal districts.
In the meantime, Special Relief Commissioner Satyabrata Sahoo has issued a warning to all district collectors to exercise caution, particularly in the districts for which the IMD has issued orange and yellow alerts.