Depression triggers heavy rains in Orissa

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 (UNI) A depression over coastal Orissa triggered heavy rains across the state paralysing life at many places today.

Met sources said the depression has moved North Westwards and lay centred over north interior Orissa, close to Keonjhar.The system is likely to move in a north westerly direction and cause heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over interior Orissa in the next 24 hours.

Wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph from south easterly direction over north Orissa and north westerly direction over south Orissa is likely to prevail along and off Orissa coast.

Sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Orissa coast.Local Cautionary Signal Number Three(LC-III) has been lowered at Chandbali, Puri, Paradeep and Gopalpur Ports and fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.

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