Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area which is brewing over Andaman sea may trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha from December 3, 2021.
According to India Meteorological Department, a low pressure area is likely to form over south Andaman Sea by tomorrow i.e. November 30, 2021. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a Depression over Southeast and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours.
Various models indicated that the low pressure will turn into a cyclonic disturbance. Though, intensification and direction of the system is yet to be predicted, it may trigger heavy rainfall for some parts of Odisha from December 3.
Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre forecasted light to moderate rain or thundershower for one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur between December 2 and 3, 2021. Similarly, light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at many places over the districts of north coastal Odisha as well as Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Dhenkanal and at one or two places over the rest of districts in Odisha during December 3 to 4, 2021.
The Regional MeT issued yellow warning for coastal and south coastal districts. As per the mid-day bulletin, Heavy rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam and Puri during December 3 to 4, 2021.
Increase in rainfall may be recorded during subsequent two days, as per the MeT’s forecast.
Under influence of low pressure, squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting upto 70 kmph likely over westcentral Bay of Bengal from December 2. The fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea areas of westcentral Bay of Bengal from December 2, 2021.
Even as night temperature dipped across Odisha in last 24 hours, there may not be large change in minimum temperature during next 3 days. The minimum temperature is likely to rise by 2-3 degree Celsius thereafter over the districts of Odisha.
In view of possible rainfall due to low pressure, Odisha SRC has asked all district collectors to keep tabs on the situations.