IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall across Odisha

Sergio Conner
December 8, 2017

The Andhra Pradesh coast is all set to receive heavy rains at isolated places, after a well-marked low-pressure area formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal turned into a depression on Wednesday.

As per weathermen, light rains are expected over North Andhra Pradesh coast and Odisha by December 7 which will intensify on December 8 and 9. Weather models are indicating that the system is most likely to cross the East Coast of India somewhere between North Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha by December 9.

On Thursday, the depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood moved northwards at a speed of about 35 kmph in the past six hours. "The system is likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during next 24 hours", a bulletin of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said. The fishermen have been warned against venturing into the sea along the coasts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

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"Rain or thundershower likely to occur at a few places in the coastal adjoining Koraput, Gajapati & Malkangiri districts during the next 24 hours and thereafter widespread rain or thundershower in coastal districts with many places in interior districts till 10th December", it forecasted.

"Heavy rainfall is expected at 10 districts - Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Khorda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Malkangiri and Koraput in the next 48 hours", the director of local MeT centre, S C Sahu, said.

The Collector asked officials to ensure that harvested paddy be covered carefully with tarpaulin sheets to prevent crop damage, while also taking other measures to ensure that there was no water logging in the fields, the report adds.

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