Bhubaneswar: Forecasting formation of a low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman Sea, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted heavy rainfall in Odisha from October 10.
Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over the north Andaman Sea and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal, a low pressure area has formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman Sea, according to the latest bulletin of the IMD regional centre.
Associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 5.8 km above mean sea level. It is very likely to become Well marked during next 12 hours and concentrate into a Deep Depression during the subsequent 24 hours, the bulletin said.
It is very likely to move northwestwards towards Odisha coast during next 72 hours and trigger rain from October 10.
“A few places in the coastal parts of the state will experience rainfall from October 10. There will be heavy rainfall at some places in coastal Odisha from October 11,” the IMD said.
Speaking about today’s weather, the IMD centre said that rainfall occurred at one or two places over South Odisha and weather has been dry over North Odisha.
The chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms are Khandapara (dist Nayagarh) 3, Sorada (dist Ganjam) 1. Maximum temperatures observed no large change and were above normal over Odisha.
Minimum temperatures observed no large change and were normal over Odisha.
The highest maximum temperature of 36.2 degree C was recorded at Sambalpur and Hirakud and the lowest minimum temperature of 17.5 degree C was recorded at Phulbani in the plains of Odisha.
In view of the adverse weather, fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea areas of South East and adjoining East Central Bay Of Bengal during the next 24 hours and over Central and adjoining North Bay Of Bengal during October 8 to 10.