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Low Pressure Brings Rain

Bhubaneswar: A fresh low pressure area has formed over the Northwest Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood on Thursday, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Under the influence of the low pressure, several places in Odisha are likely to witness rainfall activities for four days.

“Under the influence of yesterday’s cyclonic circulation a Low Pressure Area has formed today over the North West Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood,” the IMD’s Bhubaneswar Centre said in a tweet.

As per the IMD prediction, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri and Sundargarh today.

Districts like Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Bolangir, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur to experience heavy downpour tomorrow.

The IMD has issued yellow warning for Bargarh, Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Deogarh districts as heavy rain would occur in these districts on July 24.

Few places of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Balasore, Koraput and Malkangiri are also likely to witness heavy downpour on July 25.

Till yesterday, the State had recorded a deficit rainfall of 26 per cent. At least 18 districts have witnessed deficit rain in this monsoon season so far.