Air quality index likely to deteriorate till November 18 because of calmer wind conditions and drop in mercury
Madhabarida in Ganjam district and Nayagarh received the highest 80 mm rainfall during the last 24 hours ending 8.30 pm on Sunday, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
A helpline with phone No 1077 has been set up in Nellore. A control room with phone Nos. 08572 242753 and 242777 has also been set up in Chittoor to monitor the situation.
All government and private schools, and Anganwadis will remain closed on October 18 due to a heavy rain alert in the state.
The next two days would be mainly dry. Thereafter, light to moderate rain or thundershowers is expected at isolated places.
The regional Met office said rainfall activity will increase in Odisha from Saturday, October 16, 2021, onwards.
October has a history of bearing cyclones that have battered the eastern coast, particularly Odisha.
A delayed monsoon withdrawal may push the crop stubble burning in neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab to the latter half of the month, according to the experts.
According to the IMD, heavy rainfall is expected in multiple districts. Thunderstorms, accompanied by lightning, may also occur at isolated places.
The low pressure system is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression in the subsequent 48 hours, said the IMD on Friday.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), very heavy rainfall is likely on Monday, September 6, and it may intensify into extremely heavy rainfall on Tuesday.