Depression forms over BoB, heavy rain likely in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A well-marked low pressure over Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a depression, which is likely to trigger heavy rainfall across Odisha during the next 48 hours.

The depression over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha-West Bengal coasts lay centred about 160 km southeast of Balasore at 11.30 am today. It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hours and move west-northwestwards across Odisha-West Bengal coasts during next 48 hours, a bulletin of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 20cm) very likely to occur over Odisha on August 6 and 7, the bulletin added.

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph very likely along and off West Bengal-Odisha coasts during next 48 hours. Strong wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph is also very likely over interior areas of Odisha on August 7.

Sea condition will be rough to very rough over north Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha-West Bengal coasts on August 6 and 7, for which fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea during next 48 hours.

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