Low pressure to turn into depression over Odisha; cautionary Signal-III hoisted at 3 ports

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Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to turn into depression during the next 24 hours resulting in heavy rain in the State. Besides, Cautionary Signal-III has been hoisted at three ports in the State and fishermen advised not to venture into the sea.

“The associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level and the system is likely to intensify into a depression during the next 24 hours,” IMD Director Sarat Sahu said.

Stating that rain and thundershower are likely to occur at most places in the State, Sahu warned that heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places in the districts of south Odisha and heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in the districts of north Odisha during the next 24 hours.

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Sahu advised fishermen not to venture into the sea due to rough to very rough condition of the ocean, adding that strong gusty surface wind from north-easterly direction with speed reaching 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast.

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