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India: Heavy Rainfall Expected in Coastal Orissa

Kalpana-1 satellite 15th October 2010 12:00Z Courtesy Indian Govt

A deep depression is heading for Orissa coast with heavy rain and gusty winds expected. Fishermen are being advised not to venture from the coast.This is the warning from the Indian government:

Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over coastal Orissa and isolated heavy falls over interior Orissa and coastal areas of West Bengal and North Coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 36 hours. Squally winds with speed reaching 55-65 km/h, gusting to 75km/h, would previal along and off North Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bangal coasts during next 24 hours. Sea condition will be very rough along and off these coasts during this period. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea off these coasts.

The severe weather warning from the World Meteorological Office said that the system is expected to:

“move Northweastwards and cross Orissa coast between Gopalpur (43049) and Paradip (42976) near Puri (43053) between 1200 UTC and 1800 UTC on 15th October 2010. Sustained maximum surface wind speed is estimated to be about 30 knots. The state of the sea is very rough around the system centre. The estimated central pressure is about 996 HPA.”

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