Low pressure to bring rainfall in Odisha: IMD

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.

The low-pressure will form either in the evening September 18 or in the morning the next day and then concentrate into a deep depression by September 20, said IMD.

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.