Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Swati Bhasin
India’s Meteorological Department reported on Saturday that heavy to very heavy rain is expected to begin over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal from September 20. The weather department also said these rains would extend to east-central and east India over the following three to four days. Due to the low pressure forming over the west-central flank of the northwest region of the Bay of Bengal, a cyclone effect is predicted in the area that will eventually bring heavy rains to Odisha through Tuesday, read the IMD bulletin.
The Bhuvaneshwar Meteorological Center tweeted that the cyclone pressure had spread to a height of 5.8km in the atmosphere over the northeastern Bay of Bengal by Sunday. The weather bureau issued a yellow warning of heavy showers of 65-115mm over the coast and south of Odisha on Monday and forecast torrential rain of 116-204mm in many districts for Tuesday and Wednesday.
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The weatherman on Sunday forecast heavy rain in some areas in Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kendrapara and Kandhamal districts, according to PTI news agency.
Rainfall intensity will subsequently decrease in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, according to updates from the Meteorological Office of India released on Saturday. On September 17, the official IMD website showed that a total of nine states were included in the large excessive rainfall category, with Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh making the list.
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