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Ramakanta Biswas

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted heavy rainfall over the districts of south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh in the next 24 hours under the impact of deep depression. 

According to the latest observation of the IMD, the Deep Depression over north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha moved westwards with a speed of 6 kmph during last 6 hours, lay centered at 0530 hrs IST of 27th September 2021 over south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh near Lat. 18.4°N and Long. 82.8°E, about 110 km south-southeast of Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) and 140 km west-northwest of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). 

It is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken further into a Depression during next 12 hours, it added. 

"Heavy rainfall warning for next 24 hours over some districts of south Odisha in connection with Deep Depression (remnant of Cyclonic Storm ‘GULAB’) over south #Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh," the IMD Bhubaneswar centre tweeted. 

The weather office has warned fishermen not to venture into sea, along and off Odisha, coast northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.

Earlier, many places in south and interior Odisha experienced rain under the influence of cyclonic storm Gulab. Orange warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall was issued for three districts–Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri. Similarly, heavy rain (yellow warning) was issued for Nuapada, Bolangir, Rayagada and Kalahandi.
Meanwhile, the IMD Bhubaneswar informed that a cyclonic circulation lies over east central and adjoining north east Bay of Bengal off Myanmar coast and extends up to mid-tropospheric levels. 

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