Met predicts heavy rain in Odisha during next 48 hours


Bhubaneswar: Rain is likely to occur at most places across all districts of Odisha during the next 48 hours due to low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

A low pressure area has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood today, August 6, and associated cyclonic circulation extends unto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. The system is likely to become more marked during next 24 hours, the special bulletin of the Met office said.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda districts and isolated heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Puri, Khurda, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Deogarh and Dhenkanal districts of Odisha on Monday, the weatherman said.

Similarly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur. Deogarh, Bargarh districts and isolated heavy rainfall likely to occur at Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Boudh districts of Odisha on Tuesday.

The weatherman advised fishermen not to venture into North Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha coast during next 24 hours.

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