Odisha is likely to experience moderate to heavy rainfall this week as two low pressure areas (LOPAR) are being formed in the Bay of Bengal, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.
"A low pressure area is very likely to form over north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during next 24hours and another low pressure area is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around July 16," IMD said its latest bulletin.
IMD also warned that heavy rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Angul, Bauda, Kandhamal, Sonepur, Sambalpur and Ganjam.
Director of the Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) at the SOA university, S C Sahu said that the LOPAR expected on Saturday will cause moderate rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall at a few locations till July 18.
"Formation of another low pressure was likely on July 19 over the northwest Bay of Bengal which may cause moderate to heavy rainfall at many locations in north Odisha districts up to July 22," Sahu said adding that precipitation would be light to moderate in the states southern districts.
Meanwhile, rainfall has occurred at many places with heavy rainfall at one or two places in the state. Highest rainfall of 9 cm was recorded at Ambadola in Rayagada district followed by 7 cm each at Jaleswar in Balasore district, Jeypore in Koraput district and 6 cm rainfall at Thakurmunda in Mayurbhanj district, the IMD said.
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