Low pressure may trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to pound Odisha, which has already been lashed by rains for several days, tomorrow due to a low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal.

Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, a low pressure area has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of coastal Odisha, the Meteorological Centre here said in a bulletin tonight.

The low pressure is likely to trigger rain and thundershower at most places over Odisha.

Under its impact, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places in south Odisha, while heavy rainfall may lash one or two places over the northern region of the state tomorrow, it said.

Gusty surface wind with speed reaching 35 to 45 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast.

Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coast, the MeT office said, asking fishermen to be cautious while venturing into sea.

The forecast has come at a time when many parts of the state have been experiencing rainfall of varied intensity for the past couple of days.

The IMD had predicted lightning an thunderstorm in  Kandhamal, Cuttack, Bolangir, Mayurbhanj, Nuapada, Kendrapara, Kalahandi, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Rayagada, Koraput, Bargarh, Ganjam, Puri, Malkangiri, Keonjhar, Gajapati and Sonepur.


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