Low pressure to trigger rainfall in Odisha in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: The local Met office today predicted rainfall in most parts of Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of a well-marked low pressure.

“A low pressure area, which was formed over southwest Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast at 8:30 AM on May 14 and turned into a well marked low pressure area over the same area at 8:30 AM yesterday, has moved slightly towards north-west and is lying over Sri Lanka and adjoining Gulf of Mannar and south-west Bay of Bengal at 8:30 AM today with the associated upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 3.6 km above mean sea level. The system is likely to move north-northwest and concentrate into a depression during next 48 hours,” a release by the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, said this morning.

Under its influence, rain or thundershower would occur at one or two places over Odisha during next 24 hours.

Though the Met department said there is no heavy rainfall warning in the state, it has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea as gusty surface wind speed from south-westerly direction reaching 45-50 kmph and gusting to 55 kmph would prevail along and off Odisha coast and make the sea condition rough.

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