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Heavy Rains From 3 July

Bhubaneswar: Though the South West Monsoon has become weak in Odisha with the westerly wind prevailing over eastern India, the state’s coastal and southern region could experience heavy rains from July 3 as a cyclonic circulation was likely to form over west central and adjoining north west Bay of Bengal, according to SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) here.

Models indicate the possibility of the cyclonic circulation leading to the formation of a low pressure area along South Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh coast on July 4, a CEC release said on Saturday.

It may cause moderate to heavy rainfall in the districts of Coastal and South Odisha between July 3 to 5 while interior districts might get moderate to heavy precipitation on July 5.

Thereafter, rainfall would be scanty over the state from July 6 to 9.

The release said there was probability of another cyclonic circulation over north west Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas on July 9 which might subsequently cause the formation of another low pressure area on July 10 or 11. The rainfall intensity would further increase in North and Interior Odisha from July 9, it said.