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Heavy rains in Odisha likely from Thursday


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 7:

Most parts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall in the 48 hours beginning Thursday, the local Met office said in a release here this evening.

heavy rainsAccording to the release, a cyclonic circulation formed on the north-west Bay of Bengal this morning is likely to take the shape of a cyclonic low pressure in the next 48 hours.

“A cyclonic circulation, formed on the North Bay of Bengal is moving towards the west. Under its influence, formation of a low pressure is most likely over West Bengal and its nearby areas as well as in the areas along the North Bay of Bengal. As a result of which increase in rainfall is expected in some parts of Odisha from today. However, the intensity of rainfall will be more from July 9 and 10 during the movement of the low pressure towards Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha,” said Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu, director, Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.

“Initially, there would be rains along the catchments of Budhabalanga and Subararekha. But more rains are likely in the upper and lower catchments of Mahanadi, Brahmani and Bansadhara,” Sahu added.

Meanwhile, rainfall recorded in the last 24 hours was highest in Jharsuguda with 86.8 mm followed by Sundargarh (59), Talcher (42), Dhenkanal (41) and Hirakud (22).