The Indian Meteorological Department‘s(IMD) regional office at Bhubaneswar, named the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar (MCB) released a warning for the 11 districts that may receive moderate to heavy rainfall today.
Amid the influence of low pressure, the state has received rainfall for the last four-five days with moderate and heavy rainfall with thundering and lightening in different parts of the state. The Mayurbhanj district has been recorded to have received heavy rainfall of 73 mm for 24 hours. Other districts have received showers less than 50mm. The Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar has given an orange warning to 11 districts in Odisha today to be prepared and take proper precautions. The 11 districts which may receive heavy rainfall are Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Bolangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Angul and Cuttack districts. People are advised to stay updated as the districts are listed in orange.
Do you know how many weather warning colors are there? What they mean? What do they signify, and How are they decided?
Let’s know about the different weather colors listed by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
There are 4 weather warning colors listed by the IMD, i.e., Green, Yellow, Orange and Red. The colors convey the different intensities of weather hazards, and the color helps us be prepared to reduce the risk of disaster.
The four color’s significance
The Green color conveys no danger zone, where no action is to be taken and fine weather. The yellow color conveys to be cautious about the disturbances going and to stay updated with the news channels and the meteorological department to reduce the disaster risk. The orange color interprets a preparedness sign. It made the people prepared for the disaster with proper preparedness, medication and a strategic way of living. The orange warning signifies a careful situation. The red warning shows the extreme level of preparedness and encourages the people to take action and not just look up to the news. The red color calls for action and is considered a level of extremely carefulness.
The color generally specifies other weather behaviors like the amount of rainfall, intensity of the lightning and thunderstorm, the geographical regions etc.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) or the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar (MCB) considers all the above factors and decides the color for a particular geographical region to reduce disaster risk.