Hot & Humid Odisha: Relief In Sight With 2 Back-To-Back Low Pressures; Heavy Rain From Sept 5

Bhubaneswar: Two back-to-back low-pressure areas (LOPAR) over the Bay of Bengal is likely to bring the much-needed relief from the hot and humid weather that Odisha is experiencing for the past week due to a weak monsoon.

“The first LOPAR is likely around September 8 and there is a likelihood of formation of another between September 9 and 15,” IMD’s senior meteorologist Uma Shankar Das informed.

The IMD in its North Indian Ocean Extended Range Outlook for Cyclogenesis said that there is a likelihood of formation of cyclonic circulation/low-pressure area over westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal during week 1 (September 2 to 8) and week 2 (September 9 to 15). However, no cyclogenesis (formation of depression) is likely over the North Indian Ocean during the period, it added.

Under its influence, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places in Ganjam, Kandhamal, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj on September 5. The following day, heavy rain is likely to lash one or two places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur on September 6, according to the midday bulletin.

Yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning has been sounded for several districts in the state for the next three days

Notably, the daytime temperature at numerous places has remained above average in the past one week while humidity has increased people’s discomfort. Ten centres recorded above 35 degree Celsius, which is at least 2 to 3 degrees above normal, while places across the state have recorded humidity over 80% in the last 24 hours. The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have also recorded above 35 degree Celsius over the week.

Weather experts have attributed the increase in temperature to the absence of clouds and a clear sky. “While some districts will witness moderate rainfall in the next couple of days, this weather condition will persist this week in the absence of a system to turn the moisture into rain,” Das told the media.


According to ‘North Indian Ocean Extended Range Outlook for Cyclogenesis’ of IMD, the low-pressure area may form over eastcentral Bay of Bengal around September 7 with initial northwestwards movement towards the northwest Bay of Bengal and gradual west-northwestwards movement across central India.


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