Depression over Bay of Bengal; heavy rains likely in Odisha
With the well marked low pressure concentrating into a depression over Bay of Bengal, IMD today warned of very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind and rough sea in some areas of Odisha during the next 24 hours.
Yesterday’s well marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression over north Bay of Bengal about 220 km east—southeast of Balasore. The system is likely to move northwestwards initially, the metereological centre here said.
Under its impact, rain or thunder shower is likely to occur at most places over Odisha during next 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over north Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over south Odisha during the next 24 hours, it said.
In view of the weather condition, local cautionary signal No. 3 (LC-III) is hoisted at all ports in Odisha.
Strong gusty surface wind from northwesterly direction with speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph and gusting up to 65 kmph may prevail along and off Odisha coast, the MeT office said.
Sea condition would be rough to very rough in Odisha coast. Sea wave height may increase upto 3 to 4 meters, it said advising fishermen not to venture into sea in Odisha Coast.
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