More rains on the cards for Odisha as another cyclonic circulation likely this week

Bhubaneswar: September can be termed as the wettest month this year in Odisha as more rains are on the cards till end of this month under influence of another possible cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), one more cyclonic circulation is likely to form over Eastcentral and adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal around September 25. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and reach Odisha coast during subsequent 48 hours. Under its influence, a fresh spell of heavy rainfall is likely over Odisha districts from September 26.

The cyclonic circulation that was formed over the Bay of Bengal last week now lies over Gangetic West Bengal and neighbourhood and now extends upto 5.8 km above mean sea level.

Due to the cyclonic circulation, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Nuapada, Balangir, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Koraput and Malkangiri today and tomorrow morning, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, stated in a bulletin today.

Further, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Kalahandi, Balangir, Nuapada, Sonepur, Sambalpur and Deogarh till September 22 from tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is active over Odisha. Under impact of the cyclonic circulation over the Bay, light to moderate rain or thundershower had occurred at most places over the districts of North Interior Odisha and at many places over the districts of Odisha with heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Ganjam, Balasore and Sambalpur in past 24 hours.


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