Odisha Likely To Receive Heavy Rainfall In Next 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to experience heavy rainfall in next 24 hours following a low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal, said Indian Metrological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.

“Yesterday’s low-pressure area over North Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood has turned into  a Well Marked low-pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood. The associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends up to 5.8 Km above mean sea level,” said an IMD bulletin.

It said the system is likely to concentrate into a depression by Wednesday.

“Rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over Odisha during next 24 hours,” said IMD.

It further said that heavy to very heavy rainfall is 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 with speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph may prevail along and off Odisha coast.

It advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea as the condition of the sea would be rough to very rough in Odisha coast.

Sea wave height may increase up to 3 to 4 meters, IMD bulletin said.

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