Odisha, Andhra Pradesh Brace for Heavy Rainfall Due to Deep Depression Over Bay of Bengal, IMD Issues Cyclone Alert

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New Delhi, September 25: Heavy rainfall is expected to lash Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and several regions in South India over the next few days due to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest weather forecast. In the wake of the current weather conditions, the IMD has issued a yellow alert for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts. The weather agency said that many parts of Odisha will receive heavy rainfall during the next five days and squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely along and off Odisha coasts from Saturday morning. Cyclones, Hurricanes And Typhoons: Know The Difference And How Are They Classified.

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On Friday, the IMD had said that the system is likely to move initially west-northwestwards during the next 24 hours and west-southwestwards thereafter and cross south Odisha- north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Vishakhapatnam & Gopalpur around Kalingapatnam by the evening of September 26, 2021. "Pre-Cyclone: Watch for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts Depression over East-central & adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal: Pre-Cyclone Watch for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coast," the Bhubaneswar Met center said in a tweet. Cyclone Yaas, Gulab, Shaheen and More: Check List of Cyclone Names That Would Occur Over the North Indian Ocean Including Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.

Under the influence of the above systems; Here's a day-wise forecast

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September 25: Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

September 26: Heavy to very heavy showers at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall very likely over south Odisha and north coastal Andhra Pradesh; heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Telangana and heavy showers at isolated places over north interior Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana.

September 27: Heavy to very heavy & extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over south Chhattisgarh; heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Odisha and Telangana and heavy rainfall at isolated places over coastal West Bengal.

The fishermen are advised not to venture into east-central & adjoining the northeast Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea on September 25 and into northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha, West Bengal & North Andhra Pradesh coasts till September 27. The IMD said that rainfall activity is very likely to increase over Kerala and Mahe with fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and isolated heavy rainfall from September 25, 2021 and over Lakshadweep area from September 26, 2021.

Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over east-central Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, a low-pressure area had formed over the same region, which became well-marked and subsequently concentrated into a depression. The IMD, in a special bulletin, said that it would intensify into a 'Deep Depression' during the next 12 hours and intensify further thereafter.

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