Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy to very heavy rainfall warning for several places in Odisha, Andhra, Telangana and Karnataka under the impact of a low-pressure area (LOPAR) likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal on October 9 (tomorrow).

As per Met prediction, the LOPAR is very likely to concentrate into a depression over central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 24 hours. It will probably move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh & adjoining south Odisha coast as a depression around the afternoon or evening of October 11.

Under the influence, light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on October 9 and heavy rainfall from October 10-12.

Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy fall will be witnessed on October 10 and very heavy rainfall on October 11 is very likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh; with isolated heavy to very heavy showers over Odisha on October 11 and 12.

Telangana will also experience fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy fall between October 9 and 11. Similar weather is likely over Rayalaseema and North Interior Karnataka on October 11-12.

Moreover, squally winds (speed reaching 45-55 kmph) would occur over Central Bay of Bengal and the north Andaman Sea from October 9-11. Squally weather with wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would occur over west-central and adjoining north Bay of Bengal, and along and off Andhra Pradesh & Odisha coast commencing from October 10 night for subsequent 36 hours.

The IMD as per its latest forecast said sea condition will be rough to very rough over the north Andaman Sea, east-central and adjoining south-east Bay of Bengal on October 9-10; west-central Bay of Bengal on October 10-11; adjoining north Bay of Bengal and along & off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast on October 11.

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