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Odisha to experience rains as two LOPAR form in Bay of Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

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, (IMD) said today.

"A low pressure area is very likely to form over north 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.

of the and Climate (CEC) at the 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 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 district followed by 7 cm each at Jaleswar in district, Jeypore in district and 6 cm rainfall at Thakurmunda in district, the IMD said.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:45 IST