Most parts of Odisha has been experiencing heavy to heavy rain during last 24 hours under the influence of a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal.
Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Angul, Kendrapara, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Sundergarh, Kalahandi, Koraput, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts of Odisha continue to witness heavy downpour since yesterday.
Normal life came to a standstill in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Sunday. Water logging in different parts of twin-city made movement impossible for commuters. Particularly, low lying areas are filled with water and the residents are seen surrounded by water & not able to move out.
MeT office issued red warning for eight districts of Odisha
“The well-marked low pressure area lies over northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height,” the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said in a bulletin’.
MeT office has also issued red warning for eight districts – Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Nayagarh and Kendrapara. These districts are likely to witness intense spells of rainfall.
Puri received the maximum 341 mm rainfall followed by Paradip (210 mm), Bhubaneswar (195 mm), Gopalpur (64 mm), Chandabali (46 mm) and Balasore (24 mm) so far, informed Met Office.