Low Pressure Likely To Trigger Heavy Rain In Coastal Odisha

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Bhubaneswar (PTI): Heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to batter several parts of Odisha due to a low pressure over Bay of Bengal that would make sea conditions rough, the MeT department said today.

The low pressure area of yesterday now lies over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south coastal Odisha and West-central Bay of Bengal. Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level with tilting Southwestwards with height, the meteorological centre here said.

Under its influence, rain and thundershower is likely to occur at most places in coastal districts of Odisha during next 24 hours. Similarly, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over south Odisha, it said.

Gusty surface wind from south-easterly direction with speed reaching 35-45 kmph and gusting up to 55 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Odisha Coast.

As sea condition would be moderate to rough, the MeT office advised the fishermen to be cautious while venturing into sea.

The weather forecast came at a time when most parts of the state have already been experiencing rainfall for the last several days.

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