Heavy rainfall warnings issued for several districts of Odisha

Warnings of heavy rain have been issued for a number of Odisha districts


A low-pressure area is expected to form over Odisha in the next 24 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar on Monday. In the next 24 hours, a low-pressure area is likely to form over Odisha, according to IMD Bhubaneswar director H R Biswas. Warnings of significant rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning have been issued for a number of districts. The IMD has previously predicted that North Odisha will experience heavy rain for the next 48 hours until Monday.

Senior Scientist of IMD Bhubaneswar Uma Shankar Das said, “Widespread rainfall can occur in the next 48 hrs…Thunderstorms and lightning are also expected to occur in parts of North Odisha…Five districts are warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall: Dhenkanal, Angul, Kalahandi, Boudh, and Kandhamal…People have been warned to take safe shelter during lightning and thunderstorms…People should stay away from trees and water bodies…”

Senior Scientist Uma Shankar Das added that coastal and northern Odisha are also expected to experience thunderstorms and lightning. Additionally, he stated that “some districts of Odisha may experience heavy to very heavy rainfall over the course of the next 4 to 5 days.”