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Low pressure triggers rain

The low pressure over north Bay of Bengal and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal turned well marked and triggered heavy rain across north coastal Odisha.

Published: 20th August 2013 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2013 08:50 AM   |  A+A-

The low pressure over north Bay of Bengal and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal turned well marked and triggered heavy rain across north coastal Odisha. Under its impact, many parts of coastal and interior Odisha also received shower.

The weather office said the system was moving over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Jharkhand. The low pressure is likely to concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours. Under its impact, rain and thundershower are expected at  many places over northern and coastal Odisha.

The India Meteorological Department has also issued heavy rainfall warning in a few places during next 48 hours. Surface wind reaching a speed of 35 km to 45 km may prevail along and off Odisha coast, it said and advised fishermen against venturing into the sea.

Meanwhile, continuous rain lashed northern pockets with Balasore receiving close to 10 cm rain followed by 8 cm rain in Chandbali and 5 cm in Baripada. Districts such as Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Balangir and Sonepur also received rain.

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