Low Pressure Alert: Odisha Govt Asks Collectors to Monitor Situation

Bhubaneswar: In view of Indian Meteorological Department’s  prediction of formation of a low pressure area over Andaman Sea, the Special Relief Commissioner has asked the collectors to take necessary action in case of any eventuality.

According to IMD, a low pressure area is likely to form over south Andaman sea around November 30. It is likely to become more marked and move westnorthwestwards during subsequent 48 hours.

The possible low pressure over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rain in several parts of Odisha.

The IMD forecast light to moderate rain or thundershower for one or two places over the districts of south coastal Odisha, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Kandhamal, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada from 8.30 am of December 2 to next morning.

Under influence of low pressure, squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting upto 70 kmph likely over westcentral Bay of Bengal from December 2.

The fishermen, whoever out in the sea, are advised to return to the coast by December 2.

The possible low pressure over Andaman sea may turn into a cyclonic disturbance, the IMD said.

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