BHUBANESWAR: Precipitation activity across the state was likely to increase in the coming 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here on Sunday.
The southwest monsoon had covered several parts of the state and would cover more areas in the following couple of days, the IMD‘s Bhubaneswar centre director, H R Biswas, said.
“Conditions are favourable for the advancement of the monsoon and rainfall will intensify across the state in the next 48 hours,” Biswas said.
He added that a cyclonic circulation over the northeast Bay of Bengal had intensified into a well-marked low pressure and was stationed over Bangladesh.
“Though it will not trigger much rain in the state, it will cause strong and gusty surface winds of speeds reaching up to 40 to 50 kmph to blow along and off the Odisha coast and north Bay of Bengal. Fishermen are advised not to venture along and off the coast during the next 48 hours,” said the latest bulletin issued by the IMD.
The IMD also said thunderstorms with gusty winds were likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Balasore. Heavy rain is also likely to occur at one or two places over , , , Sundargarh and Keonjhar.
On Sunday, Bhubaneswar recorded the highest rain in the state – 7.1 mm, followed by Sundargarh‘s 4 mm.
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