Low pressure formed; rain likely to bring relief from heatwave


Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area has been formed over south-east Bay of Bengal and is likely to trigger rainfall in several parts of the state on Saturday, predicted the Indian Meteorological Department today. As per the prediction, the low pressure is likely to concentrate into a depression during next 36 hours and intensify further during subsequent 24 hours.

“The pressure area over south-east Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood has become well marked over the same region and associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends up to mid-tropospheric levels”, said the IMD bulletin.

“Rain and thunder squall are likely to occur at one or two places over the coastal and adjoining interior districts of Kandhamal, Rayagada and Kalahandi. Gusty surface wind from southwest direction with wind speed reaching 45 kmph gusting to 50 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast”, said the release.

It has also advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea.

The thundershower with cool breeze is expected to bring relief for the people from the scorching heat wave.

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