Rain To Lash Several Parts Of Odisha, Wind Speed Likely To Be 40-50 Kmph: IMD

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Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre on Wednesday informed that heavy to very heavy rainfall will occur in several parts of Odisha due to severe cyclonic storm ‘Asani’.

As per the Regional Meteorological Centre here of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the nine districts (Gajapati, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Rayagada, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Ganjam, Nabarangpur and Balasore) are likely to experience heavy rainfall due to the cyclonic storm.

At around 5.30 am today, the system lay centered about 50 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 530 km south-southwest of Gopalpur (Odisha), and 640 km southwest of Puri (Odisha).

It is very likely to move nearly northwestwards for the next few hours and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal close to Andhra Pradesh coast. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve slowly north-northeastwards, move along Machilipatnam, Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni & Visakhapatnam coasts and emerge into westcentral Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh coasts by today evening.

Then it is likely to move northeastwards towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast and likely to weaken gradually into a depression by the morning of May 12.

The system is to trigger heavy rainfall (7 -11cm) at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, and Cuttack today and over the districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore on May 12.

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