Depression over Odisha to weaken in 12 hrs, low pressure likely on Aug 18

Bhubaneswar: The depression over Odisha is likely to weaken gradually into a well marked low pressure area during the next 12 hours.

However, it would trigger isolated heavy rainfall in Malkangiri, Koraput, Bargarh, Nuapada and Nabarangpur districts during the period, the Regional Meteorological Centre said.

Local Cautionary Signal Number-III has been hoisted at Gopalpur port. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely along and off Odisha coast during the next 24 hours.

Sea condition will be moderate to rough along and off Odisha coast during the next 24 hours for which fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea during the period.

On the other hand, a fresh low pressure is likely to develop over north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around August 18.

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