Sanjeev Kumar Patro

Bhubaneswar: With the satellite images showing scattered cloud cover of very intense convection over Odisha, Monsoon rains have resumed in some parts of Odisha, since last 24 hours.

As per IMD and Skymet analyses, Monsoon has become active in Odisha following the formation of a fresh Cyclonic Circulation over the Northwest Bay of Bengal. The forecast is this system will remain intact and develop into a Low Pressure Area in the next 24 hours. For which, fairly widespread rain and thundershower activities will lash Odisha during the coming days, the weather inferences observed.

The prediction is places like Titilagarh, Nabarangpur, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Angul etc are likely to experience fair amount of rainfall today. But the intensity for most of the areas will oscillate between light and moderate along with a few heavy spells, that may occur during the next 48 hours, says the Skymet analysis.

However, as of now, we do not foresee any possibility of flooding, says a Skymet release. But the heavy rainfall will lead to high waterlogging in many places. The sea condition analysis did not indicate of the system developing into a depression.

It needs mentioning here is the rainfall activity was minimal over Odisha during the last few days. But the revival now may change this scenario, feel met experts.

An analysis of the satellite pictures further reveal that till 11 AM today, heavy rainfall has been experienced in many places in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Dhenkanal. Rainfall reports have also come in from places in districts like Cuttack, Angul and Khurda. Monsoon drizzle has also been experienced in the Capital city till 11am.

As per IMD reports, coastal places like Jagatsinghpur, Bhubaneswar, Ganjam etc will experience around 4 mm rain per hour today. Whereas, districts like Nabrangpur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Bargarh, Nuapada, Subarnapur and Boudh will receive rainfall in the range of 4-15mm/hour. Especially, some places in the districts of Bargarh, Sambalpur, Subarnapaur, Angul will be witnessing rainfall in the range of 7-15mm/hour today.

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