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Depression over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha

Newdelhi:7/8/19:Yesterday’s depression over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha-West Bengal coasts moved northwestwards and intensified into a deep depression over the same region in the early morning (0530 hours IST) of today, the 7th August, 2019. Moving nearly northwards, it lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 7th August, 2019 near latitude 21.10N and longitude 87.40E over the same region, about 65 km southeast of Balasore (Odisha) and about 60 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal).

It is very likely to move initially northwestwards and cross north Odisha – West Bengal coasts close to north of Balasore in the afternoon of today, the 7th August 2019 and to move west northwestwards thereafter.

Warnings:

(i)        Heavy rainfall warning

   Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 20cm) very likely over Odisha and Chhattisgarh during next 24 hours. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy & extremely heavy falls very likely over east Madhya Pradesh during the same period. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy falls are also very likely over Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand during same period.

  •  Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places very likely over north Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during next 24 hours, over Chhattisgarh during the subsequent 24 hours and over Vidarbha during next 48 hours.
  •   Subsequent west-northwestward movement of the system is very likely to cause Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls and isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 20cm) over west Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan on 8th August. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely to continue over west Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan on 9th August.
  •    Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 20cm) very likely over Gujarat on 9th August.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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