In the next two days, some areas of Odisha could receive heavy to extremely heavy rainfall. At 8:30 IST on the morning of the 13th of August, 2022, a low pressure area developed over the north Bay of Bengal. The associated cyclonic circulation rises to an altitude of 7.6 kilometres above mean sea level, where it begins to tilt southward. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards, become well marked during next 12 hours and concentrate into a depression during subsequent 24 hours.
There is a high chance that rain or thunderstorms, ranging from light to moderate intensity, will fall on most of Odisha’s districts within the next 48 hours, according to the Met Office.
However, the next 24 hours could bring heavy to very heavy rainfall to places like Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara Cuttack, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Khurda, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Angul, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bargarh, Boudh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, and Rayagada. Parts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Jajpur, and Dhenkanal district may experience extremely heavy rainfall.
Similarly, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at most places across the districts of Odisha on the 15th of August. Some areas of Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Bargarh, Angul, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir, Nuapada, and Kalahandi could see very heavy rain, and one or two locations could see extreme rainfall. Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, and Nawarangpur are also likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two locations.