Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department’s Regional Centre issued heavy rainfall and thunderstorm alert for several parts of Odisha today.
The alert has been sounded for Koraput, Malkangiri, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts.
This apart, thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati,
Ganjam, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khordha, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore today, said the IMD in its latest bulletin.
Meanwhile, the cyclonic circulation over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal now lies over Northeast and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal and extends upto 4.5 km above mean sea level, tilting southwestwards with height.
Under its influence, a Low Pressure Area is likely to form over North & adjoining Central Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours, the bulletin stated.