Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to experience heavy rain in the next 48 hours due to a well marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here informed on Tuesday.
“Yesterday’s low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood now lies as a well marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and Odisha associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. The system is very likely to concentrate into a depression and move west-northwestwards during next 12 hours,” a statement issued by the Met office said.
Under its influence, rain/ thundershowers is very likely to occur at most places over districts of Odisha on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Heavy to very rainfall is likely to occur at a few places over Kendrapara, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Puri Khurda, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Boudh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Jharsuguda and Bargarh districts on Tuesday. Besides, isolated heavy rainfall is very likely to occur over the remaining districts, the Met office said.
Similarly, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Sonepur and Bolangir district will experience heavy rain on Wednesday.
The weather officials have advised fishermen not to venture into North Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha coast during the next 24 hours.
Moreover, local cautionary signal No.III kept hoisted at all ports of Odisha.