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Odisha coast will see heavy rain in isolated places over the next few days: Imd


The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rains in isolated places on the coast of Odisha due to low pressure formed over the southern Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

The low pressure is expected to intensify into a depression today and could turn into a cyclonic storm on May 8, the IMD predicted.

After that, the cyclonic storm is expected to move northwest and reach Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on May 10, the Met Department added.

Thunderstorms with lightning and heavy rain are expected to hit the Gangetic West Bengal districts between Tuesday and Friday next week due to the formation of the cyclonic storm, he said.

“Isolated/scattered moderate rainfall is very likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal-Sikkim and Odisha over the next five days, with isolated heavy rain likely over Odisha on May 10,” reported India Today citing IMD.

Isolated locations on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands could also experience heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 7, the Mint reported.

The southern state of Telangana may experience light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning over the next 3-4 days, Mint said quoting Naga Ratna, director of Hyderabad Meteorological Centre. Some districts in the state can see wind speeds of 30-40 mph. The temperature could rise by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius after next week, Naga Ratna said.

Between May 7 and May 9, a squally wind speed of 45 to 75 km/h with gusts to 85 km/h could prevail over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal. On May 10, a wind speed of 80 to 90 km/h with gusts to 100 km/h is expected to prevail over the mid-west and adjacent north-west and mid-east of the Bay of Bengal, according to the report. currency.

Following the forecast, the Odisha government put disaster response teams and fire departments on hold.

Fishermen have been alerted and advised not to venture out to sea for the next three days as sea conditions will be rough.

(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)


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