Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash several parts in southern and northern parts of Odisha in as many as nine districts in the next couple of days following cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Ganjam in next 48 hours due to cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal, a bulletin released.
Besides, another system is likely to form on September 1 and seems to be stationary upto September 5. It may cause continuous heavy rainfall in north Odisha river catchments during September 2 to September 5.
Strong and gusty surface wind speed reaching 35-45 kmph likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast, it added.
The fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea.