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Low pressure to intensify and trigger heavy rains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A well-marked low-Pressure Area over West central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh south Odisha coasts is likely to concentrate into a depression, IMD said on Saturday, issuing heavy rain warnings to several districts.
Under its impact, light to moderate rain/thundershower is very likely to occur at most places over several districts of Odisha for 2 days, the weather bulletin said and issued both yellow and orange warning to several districts.

Heavy rainfall (7 to 11 cm) is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Nuapada, Sonepur, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Cuttack, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Puri, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Bargarh and Angul.
It further said the rain might trigger landslides/ mudslides in vulnerable hilly areas, cause temporary water logging in low-lying areas, and occasional reduction of visibility causing traffic congestion in urban areas and damage to Kutcha roads and vulnerable Kutcha houses.
The farmers have been advised to harvest matured kharif crops and vegetables and make their safe storage.
Squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely over the sea along & off Odisha coast and North-West adjoining West-Central Bay of Bengal.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast and Northwest adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal till Tuesday.
The state government had issued an advisory to collectors of the districts under orange and yellow warning to remain in readiness to meet any eventuality (UNI)

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