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Bhubaneswar: Rainfall activity over the districts of Odisha is likely to increase from tomorrow under the impact of a fresh low pressure to be formed over the Bay of Bengal, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.

The Met department said though the previous low pressure has weakened, the fresh low pressure area to be formed over the Bay of Bengal from August 19 will trigger more rain.

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"A fresh Low Pressure area is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal around 19th August. It is very likely to become more marked during the subsequent 24 hours & move westwards gradually," tweeted the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.

Under the impact of the low pressure, most places in interior Odisha and a few places in coastal areas may witness light to moderate rainfall.

The weather office has issued yellow warning for Malkangiri district which is already grappling with flood-like situation following heavy rainfall. Besides, the warning has been issued for nine other districts- Koraput, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Bolangir, Bargarh, Mayurbhanj, Jharsuguda and Sundergarh.

[caption id="attachment_469942" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Data Source: Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar[/caption]

"Rain to be continued in South and west interior districts of Odisha as the effect will remain active," informed meteorologist Madanmohan Das.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall will occur in some districts, informed Das.

Notably, since June first week several costal districts especially Puri, Khurda and Balasore received scanty rainfall. These districts remained in Red Zone as more than 20% rain deficit recorded in these districts.

(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)

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