IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert For 4 Odisha Dists

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Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) regional centre here has forecast heavy rainfall for four districts of State. The alert has been sounded for Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.

According to the IMD’s latest bulletin, “Light to moderate rainfall very likely at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and Heavy Rainfall is very likely to occur over these places on May 10.”

As forecast by the IMD, a Low Pressure Area lies over South Andaman Sea & adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal at 08:30 hours IST of today, May 6. It is very likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal by May 7 evening and into a Cyclonic Storm over eastcentral Bay of Bengal by May 8 evening.

It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards and reach westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts on May 10.

Under influence of the cyclonic storm, sea condition is likely to become high over central parts of Bay of Bengal on May 9 and over Westcentral & adjoining Northwest and Eastcentral Bay of Bengal on May 10.

The fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea area over the central Bay of Bengal on May 9 and 10 and over Northwest Bay of Bengal on May 10.

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