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Heavy Rains From 26 Sept

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department on Monday said heavy rainfall would again occur in the State from September 26.

A cyclonic circulation is likely to form over east-central and adjoining north-east Bay of Bengal around September 25. The system is likely to move west –north-westwards and reach the Odisha coast during the subsequent 48 hours, the IMD said.

Under its influence a fresh spell of heavy rainfall is likely over Odisha from September 26, it said.

The south west monsoon has now been active over Odisha. Light to moderate rain/ thundershower has occurred at most places over the districts of north interior Odisha and at many places over the rest districts of Odisha with heavy rainfall at few places of Kalahandi, Ganjam, Balasore and Sambalpur districts, it said.

As per the IMD prediction, some places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Nuapada, Sonepur, Sambalpur and Deogarh would witness heavy rainfall Tuesday.

Squally weather surface with wind speed 40-50 kmph (gusting to 60 kmph) is very likely over North West Bay of Bengal, along and off Odisha-West Bengal coast due to a cyclonic circulation over Gangetic West Bengal. Therefore, the weather office has advised fishermen not to venture into along and off Odisha-West Bengal coast & north-west Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.