Low pressure: Heavy rains likely to lash interior, coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rain/thundershower at most places in Odisha and heavy rainfall in coastal and interior Odisha during the next 24 hours, the local meteorological centre predicted today.

“Yesterday’s low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Odisha and Westcentral Bay of Bengal now lies over Central parts of Odisha and neighbourhood at 0830 hours IST today, the 28th August,2017. Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extenda upto 7.6 Km above mean sea level with tilting Southwestwards with height,” a bulletin of the meteorological centre said.

“Rain/Thundershower likely to occur at most places in districts of Odisha during next 24 hours,” it forecasted.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of Interior Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of Coastal Odisha likely to occur during next 24 hours,” it warned.

Strong gusty surface wind from southeasterly direction in north Odisha and southwesterly direction in south Odisha with speed reaching 45-50 KMPH gusting to 60 KMPH likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast.

Sea condition would be rough to very rough for which fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea, the bulletin added.

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