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Sanjeev Kumar Patro

News Highlights

  •  Due to change in conditions, the Low-Pressure Area over the north Bay of Bengal weakened a little.

  • The Low-Pressure Area to form on June 15-16, says US-GFS and ECMWF.

  • IMD June Outlook predicts a fresh low pressure over the North Bay between Jun 17-20.

In a major change of conditions in the Bay of Bengal, a rise in the mean sea level pressure has been observed. As a consequence, the low pressure area over the north west Bay of Bengal close to Odisha-West Bengal coasts now stands weakened.  However, the model forecasts predict strengthening of the system in the next 48 hours.

While the NCEP GFS predicts the low pressure system crossing the Odisha coast between Puri and Jagatsinghpur on June 15-16, the ECMWF outlook forecasts about the system moving towards north Odisha-West Bengal coast.

The unanimity between both models is Odisha is going to see fair amount of precipitation on June 15-16. (see the image given below)

ECMWF outlook shows heavy rainfall in Odisha

The Impact On Rainfall 

Due to weakening of the system, ECMWF, GFS and IMD models show less than 20 mm rain in 24 hours on June 13,  except south Odisha districts like Koraput and Malkangiri where the accumulated rainfall in 24 hours could be in the range of 40-50mm.

On June 14, accumulated rainfall in 24 hours will be in  the range of 30-35mm in the districts of Balangir, Sambalpur and adjoining places. South Odisha districts to witness heavy rains. During the night hours, the accumulated precipitation in 24 hours in the districts bordering Chhattisgarh will witness heavy rains in the range of  40-90 mm. Places in districts like Koraput, Kalahandi, Boudh and Sonepur are predicted to record very heavy rain (90mm in 24 hours) 

June 15: In early Morning hours, Heavy rains likely in south coastal districts like Ganjam, and Khurda. By the 11:30 morning hours, heavy rain spell in Puri predicted. Very heavy rain is likely in the evening hours at in districts like Cuttack and places like Bhubaneswar. The Capital city is predicted to record rainfall in the range of over 50 mm in 24 hours.

June 16: Heavy rain predicted in districts like Bhadrak, Jajpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Bargarh and Sambalpur.
IMD Monsoon Outlook for June In Odisha

June 17 to 23 June: The country's apex weather forecasting agency outlook predicts a likely formation of a fresh low pressure are over north Bay of Bengal during 1st half (17-20 June) of the week.

The outlook says along with likely low pressure area, the establishment of monsoon trough and strengthening of easterly winds at northern parts of India and strengthening of westerly winds coupled with increase of pressure gradient across west coast, Odisha will witness a fresh active monsoon rainfall spell activity during the period. As a consequence, the overall rainfall activity in the State is likely to remain above normal in the week.

June 24-30: TThe absence of any system during the week will see a fall in rainy days in the State.

Current Monsoon Status

Even as the south west monsoon has embraced a whopping 11 districts in the State, a total of over 9 districts (Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Mayurbhanj etc) in the State  have been still waiting for the monsoon to arrive. The monsoon to cover the whole State in next 48 hours, says an IMD analysis.
 

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