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Odisha: Rainfall & Lightning Alert Issued For 7 Districts

18 August 2019


Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic circulation for the last 48 hours was persisting over North Bay of Bengal off West Bengal coast. Under its influence, a Low-Pressure Area has formed over Central parts of Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining parts of Jharkhand.

An associated cyclonic circulation is extending up to 7.6 km and is tilting southwards with extending height. It is currently moving in a West Northwestwards direction.

Under the Influence of this Low-Pressure Area, the eastern and central parts of the country like Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal will receive moderate rain at many places for the next 3 to 4 days.

Chances of heavy isolated rain cannot be ruled out in the region during this period. The local weather station in Bhubaneswar has predicted moderate thundershower and lightning with one or two spells of rainfall at Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Nabarangpur and Bargarh on Sunday night and Monday morning.