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Low pressure area formed in Bay of Bengal, alert of heavy rain in Odisha

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Heavy rain alert in Odisha (indicative picture)

Bhubaneswar: The country’s eastern coastal state Odisha may once again be hit by heavy rains. Due to the low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal, an alert of heavy rain has been issued in the coastal states of Odisha. Collectors of coastal districts have issued instructions to fishermen not to go into the sea for fishing.

Heavy rain in coastal areas of Odisha on 16 November

Uma Shankar Das, senior scientist of the Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar, said that due to the effect of air circulation, a low pressure area has formed over the Andaman Sea adjacent to the south-east of the Bay of Bengal. This system will move towards west-northwest direction. On November 16, this system will turn into a deep pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. Then it will gradually move towards north and north-east direction in the Bay of Bengal. Due to this system, there may be heavy rain in coastal parts of Odisha as well as other parts.

state government alert

On the other hand, in view of the changing trend of weather, the government has also become alert. In a letter written to the collectors of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda and Ganjam of the state, Special Relief Commissioner Satyabrata Sahu said that fishermen are advised not to go into the sea from November 15 and they will have to return to the shore. He said that in the next 24 hours, there may be rain in the state due to the formation of a low pressure area over the south-east Bay of Bengal.

Light to moderate rain on November 15

According to the Meteorological Department, apart from the coastal districts, there may also be rain in the interior parts of the state. The weather will remain dry till November 14, light to moderate rain is likely on November 15 and the intensity of rain will increase on November 16. There is a possibility of light to moderate rain in Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Malkangiri and other districts of the state on November 15. (input-agency)

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