2 Low Pressures Over Bay In Next 9 Days To Trigger Rain In Odisha From Sept 4

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted normal rainfall in September favourable to farming activities across the state.

In a mid-day bulletin issued on Friday, the IMD indicated thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places in Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Nayagarh, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts on September 4 and 5 and 6.

Light to moderate rain and thundershowers have been predicted for September 6 in view of a cyclonic circulation, lying over East-Central Bay of Bengal, leading to the formation of a low-pressure area over North and adjoining Central Bay of Bengal.

The Bhubaneswar Met office has also predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh and Jagatsinghpur around September 6 under the impact of the system.

The Met sources have warned of light to moderate rain or thundershowers at many places across Odisha from September 5 to September 6. Heavy rainfall at a few places of Malkangiri, Koraput, Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh and Cuttack is likely, it added.

Heavy rainfall warning has been issued to Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Nuapada, Keonjhar, Deogarh and Angul districts around September 8.

The Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC), SOA, had earlier said that the low-pressure area (LOPAR) over the north-west Bay of Bengal close to the Odisha coast on September 6 may trigger moderate to heavy rainfall in several parts of the state.

A few places in coastal and south Odisha will experience rainfall between September 5 and 6. Director of CEC Dr SC Sahu said that the intensity of the rainfall will then shift to north Odisha districts with heavy rainfall likely on the night of September 6 and September 7.

Under the impact of the system, rainfall distribution will be widespread over the state from September 4 and 7.

Sahu said models indicated the formation of another cyclonic circulation on September 11 followed by a fresh low-pressure area the next day in the same region over northwest bay triggering extremely heavy rainfall in the coastal region from September 11.

Meanwhile, moisture flow from the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea will continue and alternate clouding along with sunshine simultaneously will cause light to moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorm at many places in South and coastal Odisha over the next two days, he added.

The highest maximum temperature of 35.5 C was recorded at Chandbali and Jharsuguda and the lowest minimum of 17C was recorded at Phulbani in the past 24 hours.


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