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Heavy Rains To Continue Lashing Odisha, Fishermen Warned Till August 14: Met

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12 August 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

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Bhubaneswar: As the prevailing cyclonic pressure is going to turn into a low pressure in the next 24 hours, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)’s Bhubaneswar Centre today issued heavy to heavy rainfall warning for Odisha and has also simultaneously warned fishermen not to venture into the sea till August 14.

Bhubaneswar Met Centre Duty Officer Laxmikant Giri informed, “The cyclonic circulation is still centred over north-east Bay of Bengal and east-central Bay of Bengal, between 3.1 and 5.8 km. It will convert into a low pressure in the next 24 hours over north-east Bay of Bengal.”

“Hence, heavy to very heavy rainfall warning has been issued in 9 districts. The districts are Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Nabarangpur, Nuapada and Bolangir,” he predicted.

He added, “Besides, heavy rainfall is likely in coastal districts also. Apart from the coastal districts, Angul, Dhenkanal, Malkangiri and Rayagada districts are also likely to experience heavy rainfall.”

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall warning is also issued by our Centre for tomorrow. Fishermen are also warned against venturing into the sea from today (August 12) to August 14,” stated the meteorologist.     

As per the detailled bulletin, the warnings issued are:

For August 12- North Coastal Odisha and Mayurbhanj, Sonepur, Keonjhar, Balangir, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Raygada, Nayagarh and Puri with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over the districts of Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Kalahandi.

For August 13- South Interior Odisha and Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Angul and Dhenkanal.

For August 14- Light to moderate rain or thundershower likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Odisha.

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Laxmikant Giri, Duty Officer, Met Centre, Bhubaneswar