Deep Depression to weaken; IMD predicts intense spell of rain in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over Jharkhand and adjoining West Bengal and Odisha is likely to weaken gradually later in the day.
According to the IMD, the Deep Depression over south Jharkhand and adjoining North Odisha and West Bengal about 40 km south-southwest of Jamshedpur (Jharkhand).To move west-northwestwards across Jharkhand and adjoining north Odisha and North Chhattisgarh towards north Madhya Pradesh and weaken gradually.
Under the influence of Deep Depression, several districts in Odisha to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall today.
As per the regional meteorological centre, Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur and Balangir.
Also, Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Angul, Boudh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Dhenkanal and Nabarangpur.
Such weather condition is likely to last till tomorrow morning.
Squally wind speed will gradually decrease becoming 45-55 kmph gusting 65 kmph by 20th morning over North Bay of Bengal and along & off north Odisha (Balasore, Bhadrak and adjoining Mayurbhanj Districts) coast and 35-45 kmph gusting 55 kmph by evening of 20th August.
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 gusting to 65 kmph likely along & off remaining districts of coastal Odisha till morning of 20th and decrease thereafter.
Sea condition would gradually improve becoming rough over Northwest Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha coasts from 20th August.