Heavy rainfall in Odisha, alert for Chhattisgarh, MP, too
IMD

Heavy rainfall in Odisha, alert for Chhattisgarh, MP, too

New Delhi, September 13, 2021

Heavy rainfall was recorded in several parts of Odisha as the depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast moved west-north-westwards to turn into a deep depression in the early hours of Monday.

Odisha, north Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are likely to get heavy rainfall during the next 48 hours, the IMD said.

In Puri, two places received rainfall in excess of 500 mm over the last 24 hours along with more than three dozen other places with rainfall over 100 mm, 200 and even 400 mm during the same time.

"The depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast moved west-northwestwards during the past six hours with a speed of 12 kmph, intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at 8:30 am on Monday over north coastal Odisha coast, about 20 kms west-northwest of Chandbali and 120 kms east-southeast of Keojhargarh," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said at 10 a.m.

"It is very likely to continue to move west-northwest wards across north Odisha, north Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours," the IMD said, adding, it is very likely to weaken into a depression during the next 24 hours.

The IMD has warned of light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Odisha and Chhattisgarh on Monday.

Light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls were very likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and Telangana on Monday and over Madhya Pradesh till Tuesday.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places were also very likely over south Gujarat, north Konkan, north interior Maharashtra (including Vidarbha) on Monday and Tuesday.

Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph to gusting 70 kmph was very likely over north & adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha, West Bengal and North Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 12 hours. The wind speed will decrease gradually becoming 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph during the subsequent 12 hours, IMD said.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into north and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal, and along & off Odisha, West Bengal & North Andhra Pradesh coasts during the next 12 hours, the weather department said.

Major rainfall in the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Monday was reported from Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Kendrapada, Sonepur, Boudh, Nayagarh, Kandhmal, Jajpur, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda districts.

IANS

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