A contemporary low-pressure space, brewing over the Bay of Bengal, is prone to set off heavy to very heavy rainfall in a number of elements of Odisha early subsequent week, climate officers mentioned on Friday. Following the forecast, the state authorities requested officers to plan and stay totally ready to cope with the potential for flooding, water-logging and landslides. The Meteorological Centre forecast that the low-pressure space is prone to type over the central Bay of Bengal round October 19 and grow to be extra marked through the subsequent 24 hours.
Beneath its affect, enhanced rainfall exercise with heavy to very heavy downpour is prone to happen in some districts of Odisha, notably within the southern area, between October 19 and 21, the MeT Centre mentioned in a bulletin.
This would be the tenth low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal for the reason that starting of August and the third this month.
As a result of seemingly formation of the low-pressure space, squally climate with wind pace reaching as much as 40-50 kmph is prone to prevail over the central Bay of Bengal, the MeT Centre mentioned, advising fishermen to not enterprise into the deep sea on October 19 and 20.
Particular Reduction Commissioner PK Jena in an advisory to the district collectors mentioned that the heavy rainfall may set off flood within the river techniques within the southern districts.
“Chance of landslides additionally can’t be dominated out,” he mentioned.
He requested the officers within the southern division to make advance planning and stay totally ready to fulfill any eventuality arising out of flooding, water-logging, and attainable landslides within the hilly areas.
Different districts might also intently monitor the state of affairs and take acceptable motion, he mentioned.
Mild to reasonable rain or thundershower could happen at many locations over the districts of south Odisha, north coastal area, and at a number of locations over the districts of northern elements of the state from October 19.
The MeT Centre mentioned heavy to very heavy rainfall could be very prone to happen at some locations over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Puri on October 19 and 20.
Equally, heavy to very heavy rainfall is prone to lash some elements of Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Kandhamal districts on October 20 and 21, it mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)