Bhubaneswar, Sep 21: Southwest monsoon has remained active in Odisha and, thus, light to moderate rain is very likely to lash north and south interior Odisha in the next five days.
A bulletin issued at 1.30 p.m. today by the India Meteorological Department revealed that the low-pressure area over Southeast Jharkhand & neighbourhood with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above mean sea level is tilting southwestwards with height persists. The monsoon trough at mean sea level passed through Jaisalmer, Kota, Tikamgarh, Sidhi, the center of the low-pressure Area over Southeast Jharkhand, Digha and thence southeastwards to the East-central Bay of Bengal.
With this, the southwest monsoon is active in Odisha, said the IMD.
The weatherman issued an orange warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh and Jharsuguda till tomorrow morning. Besides, it also issued a yellow warning of heavy rainfall (7 to 11 cm) to very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
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Similarly, the IMD issued a yellow warning of heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh and Jharsuguda till September 23 morning.
Similarly, light to moderate rainfall has been predicted to occur in north, south and coastal parts of Odisha in the following three days till September 26 morning, predicted the IMD.