Heavy rain likey in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely to batter many areas of state due to an upper air cyclonic circulation.

Under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation over gangetic West Bengal and neighbourhood, a low pressure area is likely to develop during next 24 hours, the Meteorological centre here said on Sunday.

Under the influence of these synoptic systems, rain or thunder shower is likely to occur at most places in north Odisha and many places in the districts of south Odisha during next 24 hours. Similar rainfall activity likely to continue up to July 26, the MeT office said.

Extremely heavy rainfall (21 cm or more) at one or two places is likely to occur in the districts of Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Bhadrak, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Baragarh and Sonepur up to July 26, it said.

However, intermittent rainfall with one or two spells heavy rain is likely to continue in coastal districts of Khorda, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh, Cuttack and Puri till July 25.

Fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into sea along and off Odisha coast as sea condition is likely be rough due to wind flow with 40-45 kmph speed and gusting up to 55 kmph along and off Odisha coast, it added.


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