Low Pressure Over Bay To Trigger Heavy Rain In Odisha From Sept 8
Bhubaneswar: A low pressure, which is likely to form over the west-central Bay of Bengal in the next couple of days, may trigger heavy rain in Odisha on September 8 and 9, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Tuesday.
While cyclonic circulation is likely to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal around September 7, the system is expected to intensify into a low-pressure area in the subsequent 48 hours.
The MeT office has forecast heavy rainfall at one or two places in Khurda, Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Koraput and Rayagada on September 8.
The intensity of rain is likely to increase the following day with heavy to very heavy downpour at one or two places in Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada and Kalahandi and heavy rainfall at one or two places in Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Khurda, Balangir and Boudh.
According to SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) director S C Sahu, low pressure is likely to form along the west-central Bay of South Odisha-North Andhra Pradesh coast on September 9.
Under its influence, moderate rain is likely to occur at many places in South Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in those districts from September 8-10. “The system may then move northward and trigger moderate rain at many places in North Odisha with heavy rainfall at one or two locations from September 11 to 13,” he said.
Sahu, however, ruled out further intensification of the system.