Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) regional centre here has informed that several parts of the State will witness heavy rainfall for the next five days.
According to the IMD’s latest bulletin, a fresh low-pressure area is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal around 13 August 2022. It is likely to become more marked during the subsequent 24 hours and move west-northwestwards thereafter.
Under this influence, extremely heavy showers is predicted today and tomorrow. Many districts will also witness heavy to heavy rainfall on August 13 and 14, said the IMD.
The rainfall will be the highest on August 14 and might slightly decrease by August 15, it added.
The IMD has predicted that heavy rain might lead to landslides in hilly regions and cause water logging in low-lying areas. Moreover, surface wind speed gusting up to 60 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast.