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Heavy Rain Forecast for Odisha as Low-pressure Area Forms, Says IMD

Fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise off Odisha coast until Sunday.

Though the rainfall exercise will help in agriculture, largely Kharif crops, a number of elements of the State will expertise short-term water logging circumstances as a result of heavy downpour, stated IMD.

  • PTI Bhubaneswar
  • Last Updated:July 23, 2021, 02:41 IST
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday forecast squally climate with sturdy floor winds over North Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas within the central Bay of Bengal area and has warned fishermen to not enterprise into deep waters. The Met division stated mild to average rainfall with remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall is probably going in a number of elements of Odisha over the subsequent 48 hours underneath the affect of a low-pressure space which has fashioned over the Northwest Bay of Bengal.

The IMD in a particular bulletin stated: Under the affect of low stress, squally climate with sturdy floor winds reaching 40 to 50 kmph is more likely to prevail over North Bay of Bengal and adjoining central Bay of Bengal until July 25 and over alongside Odisha coast throughout July 23 and 25. Though the rainfall exercise will help in agriculture, largely Kharif crops, a number of elements of the State will expertise short-term water logging circumstances as a result of heavy downpour, stated IMD.

Fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise off Odisha coast until Sunday. Those in deep sea areas have been suggested to return to the coast by Thursday evening, it stated. Light to average or thundershower occurred at most locations over the districts of Odisha on Thursday, with Paradip receiving heavy rainfall of 64 mm between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, it added.

Meanwhile, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P Ok Jena in a letter to all of the collectors requested to stay vigilant to the scenario and stay ready to fulfill any water logging/localised flood like scenario together with city areas. Jena additionally instructed the district authorities take measures to dewatering the low-lying areas.

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