Monsoon touches Odisha; heavy rainfall on the cards over next two days

Bhubaneswar: People of Odisha will get relief from warm and humid weather ahead as the southwest monsoon touched the State today.

“The monsoon touched Odisha,” informed Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre in a tweet today.

Southwest Monsoon has set in over Odisha, today. It covered the districts Malkangiri, Koraput, parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam of South Odisha, said Bhubaneswar MeT in a release.

The conditions are becoming favorable for further advancement of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Odisha during next 48 hours, it said.

With advancement of the seasonal wind blowing from the southwest, heavy rainfall may lash few districts over next two days.

According to Bhubaneswar MeT, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of isolated places over the districts of Malkangiri and Koraput and heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one ot two places over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Keonjhar, and Mayurbhanj and Balasore between today and tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorm with lightening very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of north interior Odisha, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur and Khordha during the period.

Similarly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nabarangpur, Nuapada and heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Balangir and Ganjam between June 12 and 13. Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over the districts of South Odisha and at many places over the districts
of North Odisha.

Heavy rainfall is also predicted at isolated places over the districts of Bargarh, Nuapada, Sambalpur, and Sundergarh between June 13 and 14. During the day, light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at many places over the districts of Odisha.

Meanwhile, a low pressure area over eastcentral and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal now lies over westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts. The associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level, tilting southwestwards with height. It is likely to move west-northwestwards.

Under influence of the system, squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph is very likely over westcentral adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast. The fishermen are advised not to venture into sea till June 12.

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