The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned a low-pressure alert over eastern parts of the country including Odisha in the first week of August. The rainfall intensity and the distribution is likely to increase over east India from August 4 as a result of a likely formation of a low-pressure area over north Bay of Bengal. Sarat Chandra Sahu, Director of the Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC), SOA informed that there would be widespread rainfall in Odisha between August 4 and 6.
The LOPAR might develop next week in the north-west Bay of Bengal as conditions had become favourable for shifting of the monsoon trough from the foothills of the Himalayas towards the south.
Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sonepur, Boudh, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Kalahandi would receive heavy to very heavy precipitation.
The formation is likely around August 3 over the north-west Bay of Bengal and its nearby region. The rainfall is expected to increase in coastal Odisha from August 3 with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall on August 4 and 5.