Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and north coastal Odisha is likely to trigger rain at most places over districts of Odisha during the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre said on Sunday.
“Yesterday’s loss pressure area over coastal areas of West Bengal & north Odisha and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal now lies over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal & north coastal Odisha. The associated cyclonic circulation now extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. The system is likely to become more marked during next 24 hours,” a special bulletin of the Met office said.
Under its influence, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over the districts of interior Odisha with isolated extremely heavy rainfall likely to occur over Kalahandi, Ganjam, Bargarh, Kandhamal, Koraput, Sambalpur and Deogarh districts. Besides, isolated heavy rainfall is likely to occur over rest districts of Odisha today.
Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sundergarh. Nuapara, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur and Keonjhar districts on Monday. Besides, isolated heavy rainfall is likely to occur over districts of coastal Odisha.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal today and tomorrow.