Odisha Likely To Receive Heavy Rainfall In Next 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to experience heavy rainfall with the gusty surface wind in next 24 hours, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday.

“Rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over north Odisha and many places over south Odisha during next 24 hours, said a bulletin of IBD, Bhubaneswar region.

It said the deep depression formed over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal has moved northwestwards and lay centered over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand.

“The system is very likely to move West-Northwestwards and weaken into a depression during next 24 hours and further into a well-marked low-pressure area during subsequent 24 hours,” the bulletin said.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over north Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of south Odisha during next 24 hours.

“Gusty surface wind from the westerly direction with speed reaching 45 to 50 kmph with gusting 60 kmph may prevail along and off Odisha coast. Sea condition would be rough to very rough in Odisha coast,” it added.

Informing that sea wave height may increase up to 3 to 4 meters along Odisha coast, the IMD advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea off Odisha coast.

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