Bhubaneswar: Several districts of Odisha are likely to receive rainfall during the next 48 hours as the depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday.
“The Depression over southeast and adjoining central Bay of Bengal moved further north-northwestwards with a speed of about 20 kmph during past 6 hours, intensified into a deep depression,” said an IMD bulletin.
“It is likely to maintain the intensity of deep depression for about 12 hrs and weaken gradually into a depression during subsequent 12 hrs. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts around 9th December morning as a depression,” it added.
“Rain or thundershower likely to occur at most places in the coastal and many places in the interior districts of Odisha during next 48 hours,” the bulletin said.
Heavy rainfall likely to occur at one or two places in the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Khorda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Malkangiri and Koraput during next 48 hours, it warned.
Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-III) has been hoisted at all ports in Odisha.
Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely to prevail along and off Odisha coasts up to 10th December and sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coasts during the period.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea up to 10th December.