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Cyclonic Gulab: IMD Predicts Heavy Rains For Next 2 Days In Districts Adjoining Jharkhand, Bengal

Fishermen of Odisha have been advised not to go into the sea till September 30.

Kolkata: Vendors sell fruits on a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Kolkata, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar on Tuesday said that heavy rainfall would occur in the districts adjoining Jharkhand and West Bengal during the next two days under influence of cyclonic circulation.

Speaking to ANI, Director of IMD Bhubaneswar HR Biswas said, “Under influence of cyclonic circulation, a low-pressure area formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal, due to which heavy rainfall would occur in districts adjoining to Jharkhand and West Bengal during next two days.”

Further, the director also advised fishermen of Odisha not to go into the sea till September 30.

“As per weather forecast, moderate rainfall will occur in northern coastal areas of Odisha and heavy rainfall in few areas during the next 24 hours. Fishermen are advised not to go in the sea till September 30,” Biswas added.

On Monday, the IMD informed that the Cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ has weakened into a depression.

More rains expected in Mumbai, Marathwada: IMD

Mumbai: `Extremely heavy rains’ are expected at a few places in Marathwada as well as Mumbai and other parts of the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday evening.

The forecast came even as at least ten deaths have been reported due to rain fury in central Maharashtra’s Marathwada in the last 48 hours. Mumbai too received heavy showers during the day.

K S Hosalikar, senior scientist at IMD Mumbai, said, “The remnants of Gulab cyclone will continue to have its impact on Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan with few places receiving extremely heavy rainfall.

“The northern parts of Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra will receive more showers on Wednesday as well,” he said.

“Extremely heavy rainfall” means precipitation of more than 204.5 mm in 24 hours.

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“There is low pressure area of Gulab cyclone now. As it is moving towards Arabian sea, its effect on Maharashtra will decrease from Thursday,” he said.

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