Depression in Bay nears, rain in Kolkata, West Bengal, Northeast

Depression in Bay nears, rain in Kolkata, West Bengal, Northeast

With the system dissipating fast, only a few parts of coastal Odisha received moderate showers on the day.

As per reports, the depression over southeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood moved northwards at a speed of about 35 kmph during on Thursdat and lay centred about 870 km southeast of Gopalpur.

However, the unseasonal rainfall left many farmers anxious in coastal pockets and caused damage to their harvested crops.

Bhubaneswar: The depression over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 24 hours triggering heavy rainfall at many places in the state starting this evening, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted. It is very likely to maintain its intensity during the next 24 hours and weaken gradually into a well-marked low pressure, it said.

He, however, said the intensity of rain is gradually receding. However, some districts are likely to report crop damage.

"Crops in the coastal districts have been damaged".

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Squally winds with a speed of 45-55 kmph and gusting up to 65 kmph are likely to prevail along and off the coast for the next 24 hours.

While signal No. 3 (LC-III) has been kept hoisted at all ports in the state, fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea.

Weathermen have forecast that the sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coast from Friday evening to Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, Odisha received 8.3 mm average rainfall on Saturday.

"Heavy rainfall is expected at 10 districts - Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Khorda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Malkangiri and Koraput in the next 48 hours", the director of local MeT centre, S C Sahu, said.

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