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Ramakanta Biswas

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  • IMD Bhubaneswar Centre said low pressure to bring heavy rain to Odisha
  • Heavy to very heavy rain to lash several districts of the State till August 1
  • Weather office sounded Yellow Warning for some dists for next five days

Several districts of Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next five days, till August 1, under the influence of a low pressure area formed over North Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted on Tuesday.

The IMD’s Bhubaneswar centre in its mid-day weather bulletin said, “Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over North Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood, a Low Pressure Area has formed over the same area today morning and now it persists over the same area with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto mid tropospheric levels.”

“The system is very likely to become a well marked low pressure area over North Bay of Bengal & adjoining Bangladesh during next 24 hours and slowly move westwards across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar during subsequent 48 hours,” the weather bulletin added.

It said light to moderate rain or thundershower has occurred at many places over the districts of south interior Odisha and at a few places over the remaining districts of Odisha.

The weather office has issued yellow warning for several districts for the next five days starting from today. As per the prediction, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara Jagatsinghpur and Cuttack in the last 24 hours.

Similarly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara Cuttack, Puri, Khurda and Sambalpur. (Valid from 0830 hrs IST of 28.07.2021 upto 0830 hrs IST of 29.07.2021).

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Boudh and Sonepur. (Valid from 0830 hrs IST of 29.07.2021 upto 0830 hrs IST of 30.07.2021).

The IMD also said heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundargarh and heavy rainfall very is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Angul, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Sonepur and Mayurbhanj.  (Valid from 0830 hrs IST of 30.07.2021 upto 0830 hrs IST of 31.07.2021).

Moreover, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Balasore and Bargarh. (Valid from 0830 hrs IST of 31.07.2021 upto 0830 hrs IST of 01.08.2021).

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep of north east Bay of Bengal today and along and off Odisha coast, North Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood during July 28 and 30,2021.

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