Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in Odisha in next 24 hours

Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in Odisha in next 24 hours

Rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Chhattisgarh and south Odisha on October 10 and over Bihar on 10th and 11th October.

Flight services to and from the NSCBIA were disrupted because of the weather conditions. Air India said five of its flights to Kolkata could not land at the NSCBIA because of gusty winds and were diverted to other destinations.

At least 47 incoming flights and 35 outgoing flights were rescheduled, he added.

"A deep depression has formed over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining north Bay of Bengal", an official of the Regional Meteorological Centre said.

Officials mentioned that the flights were not allowed to take off from the Kolkata airport since 9 am in the morning.

Twenty-six domestics flights were diverted to Silchar, Ranchi, Agartala, Patna, Bhubaneswar airport.

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Though rain and strong winds that lashed the city from Sunday night had eased, the Met department forecast one or two spells of rain in Kolkata and adjoining areas till tommorow.

The local weather office forecast more rains in the next 48 hours.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Maurbhanj districts, while Sundergarh, Sonepur, Deogarh, Boudh, Jharsuguda, Angul, Dhenkanal and Sambalpur may experience heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, it said.

Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kilometre per hour and gusting to 65 kilometre per hour would prevail along and off the coast.

Meteorological Department on South Bengal has issued warnings to people living in sea areas and fishermen and have been asked not to go to the sea. The Met Department said 70.4 mm had been recorded in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am today. As more and more open spaces were replaced with high rise buildings, the risk of submergence increased as well, leading to a waterlogging situation even after a downpour for a relatively shorter period of time. Bad town planning, it turns out.

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