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Cyclonic storm 'Komen' to trigger heavy rains on coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar,July30: The Meteorological depaerment today said, the cyclonic storm 'Komen' to trigger heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours in some parts of Coastal Odisha. 

"The Deep Depression over Northeast Bay of Bengal, which moved northwestwards during the last nine hours and cross Bangladesh coast by afternoon today.

It has intensified into a cyclonic storm "Komen" and lay centred at about 300 km in the east-southeast of Kolkata at 10 am today. The cyclonic storm, after its landfall, would move west-northwestwards and weaken gradually. 

"Under its influence, rain or thundershower would occur at  many  places over Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over coastal Odisha and adjoining Mayurbhanj district during the next 24 hours," the release said.

The Met department has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea during the period as squally surface wind with speed reaching 50-60 kmph and gusting up to 70 kmph would prevail along and off the coast making sea condition very rough.

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