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Monsoon To Kiss Odisha In Next 24 Hours: Met


20 June 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: Following yesterday’s cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal and its influence having strengthened the monsoon circulation, there are chances of advance of monsoon in some portions of Odisha in the next 24 hours. This was predicted by the IMD’s Met Centre here.

As per the Met Department’s forecast, the southern parts of the State will experience the rain initially.

Talking to media today, IMD’s Bhubaneswar Met Centre Director H.R. Biswas said, “A low pressure area has been formed by yesterday’s cyclonic circulation. It’s now positioned over north-east Bay of Bengal. Its influence has strengthened the monsoon circulation. Hence, there are chances of advance of monsoon in some portions of Odisha in the next 24 hours.”

He added, “As per our rainfall forecast available now, most places and mainly the South Odisha districts will experience light to moderate rainfall. Also there are chances of rainfall in other places. Tomorrow there are chances of increase in the rainfall in most of the places across Odisha. There will be light to moderate rainfall.”      

He informed, “There are also chances of heavy rainfall. In the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is likely in south coastal, north coastal and adjacent interior districts. Heavy to heavy rainfall likely in some places of Puri, Ganjam, Khurda and Jagatsinghpur districts in the 24 hours. Also there are chances of heavy rainfall in one or two places in Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Gajapati. Koraput, Cuttack and Nayagarh districts.”

The weather scientist further informed, “In the next 48 hours, there are chances of heavy to heavy rainfall in one or two places Jajpur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul and Bhadrak districts while chances of isolated heavy rainfall in some places of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Balasore, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh and Khurda districts.”

He also stated, “In Day 3 also, many places of Odisha may experience rainfall. The districts are Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Nabarangpur and Koraput. There are chances of heavy rainfall in some of these places. However, rainfall activity will decrease a bit from Day 4.”

The Met Centre Director also informed, “In the last 24 hours, rainfall has been recorded in a few places mainly in coastal Odisha, also in some places of interior Odisha along with thunderstorm activity. Today so far the thunderstorm warning is concerned, lightning warning is there, mainly in north interior Odisha. Tomorrow the temperature will decrease.”

“Maximum temperature of Bhubaneswar today will be around 31 degree Celsius. Tomorrow also the same condition of cloudy sky whole day here in the city along with Cuttack city. In the last 24 hours, rainfall recorded in Ganjam district’s Digapahandi was 25.0 mm, Mohana in Gajapati district experienced 18.2 mm and Sorada in Ganjam district experienced 18.0 mm rainfall. Today we are having pre-advance monsoon rain,” stated he.

The weather expert concluded, “As there are chances of squally weather condition in Bay Bengal in the next 48 hours, fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea. There is no port warning.”

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H.R. Biswas, Director, Met Centre, Bhubaneswar