Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure formed over the south Andaman sea is likely to trigger rain in several parts of Odisha from December 7, the latest forecast of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

The Special Relief Commission (SRC) sources said the system is likely to intensify into a cyclone or deep depression on December 7 near east of Machlipatnam. Under its influence, Koraput, Gajapati, Malkangiri and Ganjam districts are likely to witness low intensity rain on December 7. The intensity of rainfall is likely to increase in interior and adjoining coastal districts of the State on December 8 and 9.

As per IMD bulletin, the well marked low pressure area over south Andaman sea and adjoining strait of Malacca now lies over north Sumatra coast with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above sea level.

Preliminary reports indicate that nearly 18 districts of Odisha mostly in southern parts are likely to experience heavy rainfall due to this system, informed director of regional meteorological centre, Sarat Sahu.

The rain forecast is likely to compound the miseries of farmers who are already reeling under crop loss due to unseasonal rain last month.

SRC Bishnupada Sethi has alerted all district Collectors in view of possible low pressure induced rain. Farmers have been advised to harvest their crops and shift these to safer place to avoid damage.

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