Deep depression to bring rain

Odisha likely to experience widespread rainfall

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure system formed over north Odisha and nearby region on Monday has moved towards Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday causing widespread rains over the state, according to SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) here.
Moderate to heavy rainfall will continue across the coastal region of Odisha up to July 11 due to favourable monsoon flow from the Arabian Sea as also from the Bay of Bengal and the possibility of formation of another low pressure area around July 8, a CEC release said.
During this period, Odisha’s interior districts could experience light to moderate rainfall, the release said adding moderate to heavy precipitation might continue over different parts of the state till July 20.
A third low pressure area was likely to form over northwest Bay of Bengal around July 11 which might intensify into a deep depression on July 13. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall could be experienced at many places and extremely heavy rainfall (more than 20 cm) at a few places. The rains might occur especially in the catchment areas of Mahanadi, Vamsadhara and Rushikulya river systems.
The rainfall could make up the deficit in precipitation experienced during the month of June, it said.
The release said farmers could undertake transplantation of kharif paddy between July 12 to 15.