Heavy Rain To Lash Odisha As Low Pressure Turns Into Depression

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of heavy rainfall in the south coastal districts of Odisha as a low pressure in the west-central Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression on Sunday morning.

The IMD said the well-marked low-pressure area formed over the east-central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal concentrated into a  depression over the west-central Bay of Bengal and lay centred about 430 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 490 km southeast of Kakinada and 520 km east-southeast of Narsapur at 5.30 am.

It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours and move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam on Monday night.

Under its influence, light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur at most places in south Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh from Sunday afternoon with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday.

In view of the inclement weather, fishermen are advised not to venture into sea off the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts on Sunday and Monday as squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph with gusting to 65 kmph will make the sea condition rough to very rough.

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