7th Low Pressure Of Monsoon Over Bay, Extreme Rain Spells In Odisha Till Sept 21

Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash Odisha during the next five days under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, which is expected to intensify into a low pressure by September 20, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.

A cyclonic circulation lies over east-central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over westcentral & adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal around September 20,” the MeT office said in the mid-day bulletin.

This will seventh low pressure in this monsoon season and the system is expected to bring intense spells of rain to Odisha.

Heavy rainfall is likely to batter coastal districts from September 18. Heavy to very heavy rainfall ( 7 to 20cm) forecast has been made for one or two places in Sonepur, Balangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Angul, Nayagarh, Dhenkanal, Cuttack and Khordha Kandhamal, and Kalahandi districts on September 21. In the subsequent 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rainfall ( 7 to 20cm) is likely at one or two places in Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Balangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul and Nuapada.

Check the forecast for the next 5 days here:

Under influence of a strong monsoon current and anticipated low pressure, squally weather with gusty surface wind speed reaching 45 to 55kmph is very likely over deep sea areas of west central adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal on September 20 and along and off Odisha coast and west central adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal from September 21-22. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the deep sea during this period.

According to SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC), the system was likely to move in a north-westerly direction towards western Odisha and Chhatisgarh from September 21 but would have its impact on coastal Odisha up to September 20.

Under its influence, light to moderate rainfall would commence from September 19 afternoon and continue till the night of September 22 over Odisha. Initially, moderate rainfall would be experienced in the districts of Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada and Koraput on September 19 and 20 after which the rains would shift to north Odisha from the night of September 20.

Western Odisha districts could experience heavy to very heavy rainfall in one or two places on September 21 and 22, the bulletin said adding Bhubaneswar city could get moderate rainfall on September 20 and 21, it added.

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