Deep depression to trigger heavy rainfall across Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area over Bay of Bengal is likely to concentrate into a depression and further into a deep depression, which would trigger heavy rainfall in coastal and south Odisha in the next 12 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.

The low pressure area over east-central Bay of Bengal and neighborhood now lies as a well marked low pressure area over the same region. It is very likely to concentrate into a Depression during next 12 hours and intensify into a Deep Depression during the subsequent 12 hours, the MeT said in a 1pm bulleting on Wednesday.

It is likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradip during late night of 20th and early morning of September 21st.

Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash some places in south and coastal parts with extremely heavy rainfall in some places of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Koraput districts on Thursday and Friday, it said.

Thereafter, the intensity of rainfall is likely to decline with the likelihood of downpour in isolated places of Nuapada, Nabarangpur and Kalahandi and north interior region, it said.

In view of adverse weather conditions, the Met office advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast till Friday.

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