Low pressure turns depression; heavy rainfall predicted in coastal Odisha

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 3:

The low pressure over Andaman sea turned into depression today which is likely to trigger heavy rainfall in some parts of coastal Odisha in the next 24 hours, the local Meteorological Centre predicted.

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“The depression over central & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 20 kmph and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 03rd November, 2016 over west-central & adjoining south Bay of Bengal about 730 km south-southwest of Paradip. The system is very likely to move initially northwestwards during next 24 hrs and then re-curve northeastwards towards Bangladesh coast during subsequent 48 hours. It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hrs and subsequently into a cyclonic storm,” a bulletin of the Indian Meteorological Department said.

Light to moderate rainfall at many places very likely to occur over coastal Odisha on November 4 and 5, it said.

Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would commence to prevail along Odisha coast on November 4 and 5, it added.

Sea condition would be rough to very rough along Odisha coast during the period. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea.

Distant Cautionary Signal Number One (DC-I) has been hoisted at four ports in Odisha.

The state government has advised farmers to shift harvested paddy to safer places.