Low pressure area: Odisha likely to receive heavy rainfall

Bhubaneswar: Formation of a low pressure area (LOPAR) over the north-west Bay of Bengal close to the Odisha coast on September 6 may trigger moderate to heavy rainfall in several parts of the state, according to the Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC), SOA, here.

The rainfall will be experienced at a few places in coastal and south Odisha between September 5 and 6, Dr. S. C. Sahu, Director of CEC, said.

The intensity of the rainfall will then shift to north Odisha districts with heavy rainfall likely on the night of September 6 and September 7, he said.

Under the impact of the system, rainfall distribution will be widespread over the state from September 4 and 7.

Dr. Sahu said models indicated the formation of another cyclonic circulation on September 11 followed by a fresh low pressure area the next day in the same region over north-west bay triggering extremely heavy rainfall in coastal region from September 11.

Meanwhile, moisture flow from Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea will continue and alternate clouding along with sunshine simultaneously will cause light to moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorm at many places in south and coastal Odisha over next three days, he said.