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Ramakanta Biswas

A Low Pressure Area has formed over North Odisha and adjoining south Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over south Jharkhand & neighbourhood, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Monday. 

"Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over south Jharkhand & neighbourhood, a Low Pressure Area has formed over North Odisha and adjoining south Jharkhand & Gangetic West Bengal with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level," IMD Bhubaneswar tweeted. 

As per the earlier prediction of the weather department, widespread light to moderate rainfall activity with isolated heavy (7 to 11 cm) to very heavy (11 to 20 cm) rainfall at one or two places is likely to occur during the next 4 to 5 days over some districts of Odisha under the influence of the low pressure. 

In view of the forecast, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Sunday issued advisory to Collectors of all districts. 

The Collectors have been asked to closely monitor the situation and submit a report on the damage, if occurred due to heavy rainfall. 

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