Extremely heavy rains are expected over parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh for the next two days as a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal likely intensifies into a depression by late Sunday night, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
The weather department has subsequently issued a red alert to Odisha and Chhattisgarh for 13 September, cautioning that the states are expected to witness heavy rainfall activity. Red warning has been issued for Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal and Nayagarh districts, Orange warning (isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall) for six districts and Yellow Warning (isolated heavy rainfall) for eight districts.
It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of north Odisha-West Bengal coasts during next 12 hours,” the IMD said on Sunday afternoon.
Further, the IMD said isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is very likely to continue over Gujarat, north Konkan, north central Maharashtra and east Rajasthan for the next five days. Isolated heavy falls are also very likely over coastal and south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal and Kerala during the next three days.