Deep depression likely in next 24 hours, rains to lash coastal parts: IMD


Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to receive more rainfall in the next two days due to a depression over central and southeast Bay of Bengal, a bulletin of Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday.

Its speed in the last six hours or so has been about 19 kmph and is laying over west central Bay of Bengal at about 520 km south –southwest of Paradip.

It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression in the next 24 hours when it north-northwestwards and then gradually re-curve north-northeastwards towards Bangladesh during next two days, said local weather office Director Sarat Sahu.

Under the impact of the present weather, heavy to very rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over coastal Odisha while heavy rainfall is predicted over most parts of coastal and interior Odisha.

Due to rough weather conditions fishermen are advised not to venture out into sea. Surface winds 45 kmph to 55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would prevail on and off along the coast.

Meanwhile as part of the precautionary measures signal number one (DC-1) has been hoisted at all ports in state.

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