Weather Update: Low Pressure Persists, Rains To Continue Till Saturday

Bhubaneswar: The well marked low pressure area over coastal Bangladesh & adjoining West Bengal persists over the same region, with the associated cyclonic circulation extends upto mid-tropospheric levels, the local IMD station stated today.

“It is likely to move westwards across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar during next 48 hours.”

“Under its influence widespread light to moderate rainfall activity over the districts of Odisha with isolated heavy to very heavy falls in some districts of Odisha very likely to occur during next 48 hours,” IMD Bhubaneswar Director, HR Biswas said.

Rains may lead to temporary water logging in some places of low lying areas in the districts of heavy rainfall activity for which drainage of excess water may be required from agriculture field. Also, temporarily water logging and traffic disruption may occur in low lying areas of some city in the districts of heavy rainfall activity, he added.

“Till Friday, heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj and Balasore.
Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Sonepur, Boudh and Bargarh districts,” said Biswas.

Squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is likely over North Bay of Bengal and neighborhood off Odisha coast during next 48 hours. “Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast and North Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood during next 48 hours,” the IMD stated.