Fresh low pressure formed; rain in several Odisha districts likely

Bhubaneswar: Several districts in Odisha are likely to receive rainfall under the influence of a fresh low pressure formed over North Andaman sea and neighbourhood today.

The Regional MeT Centre here today informed that the cyclonic circulation over Gulf of Thailand and neighbourhood now emerge into north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood. Under its influence, a low pressure area has formed over north Andaman Sea & neighbourhood.

Earlier the IMD had predicted that a depression is likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coast on October 11 triggering heavy rainfall in several districts of the state. 

“A low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal on October 9. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coast as a depression around October 11 afternoon/evening,”the weathermen had predicted.

Several districts including Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati, Rayagada, Ganjam, Puri, Kandhamal, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur are likely to experience heavy rainfall on October 11 under the influence if the low pressure, the  IMD had cautioned. 

Squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph is very likely to prevail along and off south coastal Odisha districts, it added.

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