IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for Odisha and Kerala

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that heavy rainfall is likely over Odisha and Kerala on Thursday.

The weather forecasting agency also predicted that isolated pockets of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam and Meghalaya are likely to witness heavy downpour throughout the day.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Telangana,” the IMD stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.

As per weather experts, the rain will continue to batter these regions due to deep depression persisting and weakening into a depression and moving westwards.

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Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning very likely at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha and Jharkhand.

Strong winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph, are very likely to prevail over southwest Arabian Sea, south & central Bay of Bengal, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala coast.

The organisation has also advised fishermen not to venture into these areas.

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