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Rain fury: IMD issues red warning in five districts

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued has forecast extremely heavy rainfall for seven districts. It has also issued red warning for seven districts – Sundergarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada, Jharsuguda – with extremely heavy rainfall forecast till Wednesday.

“Yesterday’s low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and north Odisha coast now lies over southern parts of Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining north Odisha and associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting south-westward with height. It is likely to become more makred during next 48 hours,” said a latest IMD bulletin.

Under its influence, squally weather with wind speed 45 kmph is likely to prevail and sea condition very likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal, it said.

“Extremely heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundergarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jhsrsuguda till Wednesday,” it added.

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