Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 (PTI) A fresh low-pressure area
brewing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger heavy
rainfall for four days in Odisha next week, the Meteorological
Centre on Wednesday, advising fishermen not to venture into
the deep sea.
In view of the weather forecast, the state government
asked the district administrations to closely monitor the
situation and remain alert.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena asked them
to remain in a state of readiness to deal with any eventuality
and take appropriate action.
A low-pressure area is likely to develop over
northeast Bay of Bengal and surrounding areas around September
20, said H R Biswas, the director of the Meteorological Centre
Under its influence, there will be widespread rainfall
over Odisha from September 20 to 23, he said.
Squally weather will be experienced, and surface wind
with speed reaching up to 45-55 kmph is likely to prevail over
the northeast and the east-central Bay of Bengal, Biswas said.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea
and those already there have been advised to return to the
coast by September 20, he said.
This will be the seventh low-pressure area over the
Bay of Bengal since the first week of August.
Five back-to-back low-pressure systems developed on
August 4, 9, 13, 19 and 24 had triggered heavy to very heavy
rainfall in many parts of the state and created flood
situations in several areas.
Similarly, a low-pressure area had formed over the
west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coast on
September 13, triggering widespread rainfall in several areas
in south Odisha. PTI SKN