IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha for two days

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Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here said that the Low Pressure Area over northwest Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger heavy rainfall for the next two days.

“Yesterday’s Low Pressure Area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal & north Odisha coast now lies over southern parts of Gangetic West Bengal & adjoining north Odisha and associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestward with height. It is likely to become more marked during the next 48 hours,” the IMD said in its latest bulletin.

The Met department said that heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Angul, Sonepur, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Bargarh with extremely heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Sundargarh, Balangir, Kalahandi, Boudh and Nuapada.

Squally weather with wind speed 45 kmph likely to prevail and sea condition very likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 24 hrs.

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