Another Depression Likely To Trigger Heavy Rainfall In Odisha, SOA’s Climate Centre Forecasts

Bhubaneswar: Another low pressure area is likely to form over northwest Bay of Bengal around July 11 and intensify into a deep depression on July 13, according to SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) in Bhubaneswar.

Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall could be experienced at many places and extremely heavy rainfall (more than 20 cm) at a few places. The rains might occur especially in the catchment areas of Mahanadi, Vamsadhara and Rushikulya river systems. The rainfall could make up the deficit in precipitation experienced during June, the CEC said.

The low pressure system formed over north Odisha and nearby region on Monday has moved towards Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday causing widespread rains in the state.

The CEC forecast that moderate to heavy rainfall will continue across the coastal region of Odisha upto July 11 due to favourable monsoon flow from the Arabian Sea as also from the Bay of Bengal and the possibility of formation of low pressure area around July 8.

During this period, Odisha’s interior districts may experience light to moderate rainfall, the CEC said adding that moderate to heavy precipitation may continue over different parts of the state till July 20.

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