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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area formed over South-Andaman Sea and adjoining South-East Bay of Bengal is likely to cause rain coupled with thundershower in parts of Odisha in the next five days, predicted Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre.

Director of Bhubaneswar Met Centre, HR Biswas said that thunderstorm activities will increase till 8:30 am today in some of the coastal districts in the State.

As per the prediction by Biswas, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm is very likely to occur on day-2, i.e from 8:30 am on 2nd May to 8:30 am on 3rd may, at a few places over the districts of North Coastal Odisha, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and at one or two places over the districts of South Coastal Odisha, Sundargarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Kandhamal, Koraput. Dry weather is very likely to prevail over the rest of the districts of Odisha.

Similarly on 3rd May, some of the districts of Coastal Odisha and Rayagada, Koraput, Kandhamal, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri districts will likely to witness light to moderate rainfall and thundershowers.

On 4th and 5th May, some places of Northern Odisha and few places in Southern Odisha are likely to be battered with thunderstorm and light to moderate rain, informed Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

According to the weather bulletin released by IMD, a low pressure area has formed over south Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and an associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 4.5 km above mean sea level. It is very likely to become more marked over the same region during next 48 hours and concentrate into a depression over Andaman Sea & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours. It is likely to intensify further thereafter and very likely to move north¬northwestwards gradually till 5th May.

Light to moderate Rain/thundershower occurred at a few places over the districts of North-Coastal Odisha in the last 24 hours. Rainfall data as released by the IMD is as follows; Patna in Keonjhar received 5 Centimetre (cm), Nilagiri in Balasore received 4 cm, Betanati in Mayurbhanj received 4 cm, Danagadi in Jajpur received 1 cm, Soro in Balasore received 1 cm, Balimundali in Mayurbhanj 1 cm and Remuna in Balasore saw rainfall of 1 cm.

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