With heavy rainfall warnings issued by the Indian Meteorological Department ( IMD) for Odisha, Wednesday the State Government asked the collectors of the district to be alert.

In a letter, Pradeep Kumar Jena, the Special Aid Commissioner, asked collectors to keep the administration up to date.

Meteorologist Uma Shankar Das at the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Center said a low pressure region would possibly develop about 20 September over northeastern Bay of Bengal. It is probable that from 18 September it is heavily rained in the districts of South Odiisha, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Rayagada.

“The low-pressure will later move in a north-westerly direction along the coast towards north Odisha and trigger heavy rainfall in Mayurbhanj and Balasore the adjoining districts. Besides, there will be thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places in Nanarangpur, Nuapada, Balangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Khurda, Ganjam, Puri, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore. The rainfall activity will continue till September 23,” he added.

Das also reported that fishermen were advised not to enter the north-eastern deep-sea region of Bengal and its eastern central Bay from 20 September, as a surface wind speed up to 45-55 km / h would make the marine conditions extremely difficult.

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