Depression over BoB: Know its impact on Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Depression formed over southwest Bay of Bengal off Chennai coast that is likely to cross Tamil Nadu during evening today may not have much impact on Odisha.

According to Bhubaneswar Regional Meterlogical Centre of IMD, the Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved westnorthwestwards with a speed of 04 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred over southwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal, about 130 km eastsoutheast of Chennai and 150 km eastnortheast of Puducherry. It is very likely to continue to move westnorthwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts around Chennai during the evening of today.

However, the above mentioned system does not have any direct impact over Odisha, the MeT said in a bulletin this afternoon.

Though, no warning has been issued for Odisha, several places in coastal, south coastal and southern parts of the State may receive light to moderate rainfall during next 24 hours.

The MeT forecast light to moderate rain for a few places over the districts of Ganjam, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Koraput and one or two places over the district of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Puri between November 11 afternoon and November 12 morning.

Similarly, light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal and at one or two places over the district of Nuapada, Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Nayagarh, Kalahandi, Cuttack, Kendrapara ,Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Khordha during November 12 till November 13.

Moderate rainfall is in forecast for several places over the districts of south and coastal Odisha till November 16, 2021.

Meanwhile, a fresh Low Pressure Area is likely to form over south Andaman sea and neighbourhood around November 13, 2021. It is likely to move westnorthwestwards and become more marked during subsequent 48 hours, the MeT predicted.

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