Low pressure: Heavy rain likely in Odisha for next 2 days

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Monday said heavy rainfall is likely to occur at many places of Odisha for the next two days under the influence of a fresh low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal.

Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over Westcentral & adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-South Odisha coasts, a low-pressure area has formed over the same area, the IMD said.

The IMD said heavy rainfall is likely to occur in Kandhamal, Boudh, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Nayagarh, Angul, Kalahandi, Jagatsinghpur and Ganjam districts on Tuesday.

Similarly, one or two places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, and Nuapada districts are likely to witness heavy rainfall on the next day (Wednesday).

Light to moderate rainfall would also continue in some others places of the state till August 20, it said.

The state has so far received 537.4 mm rainfall during the monsoon session, which is 29 percent less than the normal rainfall.