Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rainfall are likely to lash Odisha due to formation of a low pressure area created in Northwest Bay of Bengal off North Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coast, IMD sources said.
“Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of coastal Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of interior Odisha during next 24 hours,” the latest bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, a low pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal off North Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coast at 8.30 am today.
This system is likely to cause rain or thunder showers at most places over the state, it said. Gusty surface wind from Northwesterly direction with speed reaching 35-40 kmph gusting to 45 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Odisha Coast.