Low pressure in Bay of Bengal, rainfall likely in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Though there is a possibility of rainfall in some parts of coastal Odisha under the influence of a low pressure formed over southeast Bay of Bengal, the Met department is yet to confirm about its effect on Odisha.

The low pressure which was formed over south Andaman Sea and its nearby southeast Bay of Bengal yesterday is expected to turn into a depression in the next 24 hours, a release by the local Met office here said today.

On the other hand, after a week of fluctuating temperature, most parts of Odisha have again come under the grip of cold wave.

Daringbadi in Kandhamal district recorded the lowest temperature at 8.5 degree Celsius followed by Phulbani at 10.6, Angul-11.8, Sundargarh-12, Bhawanipatna-12.2 and Koraput-13.

Besides, the state capital recorded 16.9 degree Celsius.

As informed by Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, there was a rise in the day and night temperature in most parts of Odisha in the last week under the influence of a low pressure formed over Bay of Bengal off the Tamil Nadu coast. Now that with the change of wind direction, temperature will fall in most parts of the state as the cold wave has started blowing from the North.

He, however, said the cold wave condition would be felt up to December 8 after which there would be marginal fall in temperature as the low pressure formed over south Andaman Sea is most likely turn into a depression in the next 24 hours.

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