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Light Rainfall Expected In 7 Districts, Dense Foggy Conditions To Prevail Across Odisha


09 February 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department today informed that light rainfall is expected on seven districts of Odisha in the next few days following which dense foggy conditions might prevail across the State resulting in visibility less than 200 metres.

Weatherman Gauranga Charan Behera predicted, “The cyclonic storm that was over north Chhattisgarh, is now over Jharkhand and Odisha. In addition to that, there is a turf line at 22 degree latitude/longitude. Following the impact of the both on Odisha, the sky condition in our State is cloudy. Hence, rain is expected in north Odisha as well as north interior Odisha. Besides, there will be foggy conditions in coastal and north interior Odisha. Rest of the districts will experience dry weather condition.”

“Light rainfall might be experienced in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Balasore, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj. It will not be heavy rainfall and will be contained with maximum of 1mm. Due to this, cloudy weather will persist and thus temperatures will fall 2-4 degrees in the night during the next 48 hours. Following that, fog will prevail and dense fog warning has been issued for interior areas and the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Bhadrak. Visibility will be less than 200 m and after that the temperature is set to rise,” he concluded.

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Gauranga Charan Das, Meteorologist, Regional Met Dept