Low Pressure In Bay Of Bengal: IMD Forecasts Heavy To Very Heavy Rainfall Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, on Thursday morning. The associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height, the Indian Meteorological Department’s Bhubaneswar station informed.

Under its influence widespread light to moderate rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely to occur during next 48 hours over districts of Odisha and thereafter fairly widespread with isolated heavy rainfall likely over some districts of Odisha.

“It will help for transplantation of Kharif crops, however drainage of excess water may be required in some places of low lying areas in the districts of heavy rainfall activity. Also, temporary water logging and traffic disruption may occur in low lying areas of some cities in the districts where heavy rainfall is expected,” the IMD stated.

Due to the low pressure, the following districts – Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Kandhamal, Boudh, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Deogarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Koraput, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Nuapada, and Nawarangpur will witness heavy rains over a period extending from July 22 to July 26.

Under influence of low pressure over Northwest Bay of Bengal, Squally weather with strong surface wind speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph likely over North Bay of Bengal and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal till 25th July 2021 and over along & off Odisha coast during 23rd to 25th, July 2021.

The IMD warned, “Fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea areas of North Bay of Bengal adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal during 22nd to 25th and along and off Odisha coast during 23rd to 25th. Whoever in deep sea are advised to return to the coast by today night, 22nd July.”