Odisha to experience heavy rains in next 48 hours due to formation of depression
Already battered by heavy rain and gusty surface wind, Odisha is likely to experience more downpour till Sunday due to a depression which disrupted normal life
Bhubaneswar: Already battered by heavy rain and gusty surface wind, Odisha is likely to experience more downpour till Sunday due to a depression which disrupted normal life in many parts of the state.
Having crossed the Odisha coast last night, the depression today moved northward and lay centred about 25 km west of Chandbali, SC Sahu, Director of the Meteorological Centre said.
The system would gradually weaken into a well marked low pressure area during the next 24 hours.
Under its impact, rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in Odisha in the next 24 hours, he said.
There is also a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in coastal Odisha and heavy rains at one or two places in interior parts of the state during the next 24 hours.
Paradip and Gopalpur ports have been advised by the IMD office to hoist cautionary signal number three.
Strong surface wind from easterly direction with a speed of 45-55 kilomet per hour and gusting up to 65 kilometer per hour is likely to blow along and off the Odisha coast.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea, the IMD office said.
As incessant rains pounded the state for the last two days, life was thrown out of gear.
Rain water inundated low-lying areas and roads in many parts of the state, including Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Rayagada and Puri districts.
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The IMD added that intense spell of rainfall is likely over Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, east Rajasthan and Gujarat till 16 September and decrease thereafter
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), southwest monsoon withdrawal from northwest India takes place if there is cessation of rainfall activity over the area for continuous five days.
Mahanadi river along with its tributaries and other rivers in the state are in spate due to the heavy rainfall in its lower basin and also in the upper catchment areas in Chhattisgarh, a top official said