IMD Predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha | Image: Representative/PTI
As northern India is yet to pull through the Monsoon mayhem, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha for the next two days. The weather department also issued an advisory to fishermen not to venture into the sea.
IMD scientist HR Biswas said, "Several districts are likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall in the next 2 days. In the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is likely in North Odisha districts and other districts. Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea."
A well-marked low-pressure area over the northern Bay of Bengal's core regions, which has condensed into a depression and is currently centering, is likely to become a deep depression, according to the IMD.
The weather department said that it is likely to move northwestward and cross the Bangladesh coast near Khepupara around the evening of today (Wednesday). Then, during the course of the next 24 hours, it is quite likely to move across Gangetic West Bengal in a west-northwesterly direction.
According to Amaravati Meteorological Centre Director, Samuel Stella, "Yesterday's well-marked low-pressure area over central parts of the North Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression and lay centered at 0530 hours IST today, August 1, 2023, over the northeast Bay of Bengal near latitude 20.5°N and longitude 91.5°E, about 200 km southeast of Khepupara (Bangladesh) and 430 km east-southeast of Digha (West Bengal)."
"It is likely to intensify further into a Deep depression, move northwestward, and cross the Bangladesh coast near Khepupara around the evening of today, the 1st of August. Thereafter, it is very likely to move west-northwestward across Gangetic West Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours," Samuel Stella added.
(With ANI inputs)