Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted formation of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal which would bring rainfall to several parts of Odisha.
The IMD said heavy rainfall in coastal Odisha is likely to occur from September 19 as a low-pressure is most likely to form over the west-central and north-west Bay of Bengal in the next 72 hours.
Under the influence of low pressure, heavy rain is likely to occur at most parts of the coastal and south coastal districts.
While heavy to very heavy rainfall is predicted in the districts of Kandhamal, Nuapada, Balangir, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Gajapati and Rayagada from the night September 20 till next morning, the districts of Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri will receive moderate rainfall during the period. The rainfall in these aforesaid districts will continue for three days till September 21.