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Low Pressure off Sri Lankan Coast may trigger Rainfall in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Dec 26: The weather in the Coastal part of East India east is likely to remain cloudy or rainy windy as a low pressure has formed off the Sri Lankan coast. The Odisha government has directed the administrations of south and coastal districts to be alert on the development of the low pressure on the Bay of Bengal. 

The low pressure has formed 200 kilometers SSE from the Sri Lankan coast (4.6 N Latitude, 82.6 E Longitude) that has NOAA raising its ears and start tracking it. The eye of the storm will be visible on December 28, 2014. And sustained winds will cross the threshold of 64 kph (To be termed a cyclone). The cyclone is expected to move north along the coast of India and reach Bangladesh on January 2, 2015.

Therefore, a windy or wet weather is expected along the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Odisha and West Bengal. 

In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) office informed the government that the low pressure is likely to touch the South Odisha coast by December 29 and move in the north-east direction.

The SRC also asked the Cooperation and Food Supply and Consumer Welfare departments to make adequate preparations for the ensuing low pressure. It also asked the farmers to keep their harvested foodgrains at safer places.

The turbulent weather is now crystallizing into a storm. Earlier it was predicted a depression, but now it seems a cyclone is in the offing. The cyclone would not be severe as compared to the Phailin and Hudhud but a big trouble-maker. The heaviest rains will occur in the coastal Odisha, West Bengal and Bangladesh. The cyclone if it forms is going to be strongest when it will be in the warm waters of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. As it moves further north it will start weakening. The storm will be strongest on December 29. Then it will start decline.

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