Depression over north Chhattisgarh to trigger rain in 7 Odisha dists: IMD


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here on Thursday issued ‘Yellow Warning’ for seven Odisha districts which will experience moderate rainfall in next 24 hours under the influence of depression over north Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood.

The alert has been sounded for Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Nuapada, Bolangir, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur district. Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at many places over these districts of Interior Odisha and at a few places over the districts of Coastal Odisha till 8:30 AM August 9 (Friday).

“The Depression over northeast Chhattisgarh & neighbourhood moved westnorthwestwards with a speed of about 33 kmph in last six hours and lay centred at 0830 hours IST of today, the 08th August, 2019, over north Chhattisgarh & neighbourhood near Latitude 23.0°N and Longitude 82.9°E about 40 km westnorthwest of Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), about 250 km west of Ranchi (Jharkhand) and about 190 km southsoutheast of Sidhi (East Madhya Pradesh). It is very likely to continue to move westnorthwestwards and weaken gradually into a Well Marked Low Pressure Area during the next 48 hours,” the IMD said in its latest bulletin.

Fishermen Warning: Under the influence of above system, strong monsoon current with surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph likely over Northwest adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal and also due to high waves along Odisha Coast, sea condition likely to be rough to very rough along Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 48 hrs.

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