Bhubaneswar: Even as the rain continues to lash several parts of Odisha under the influence of low pressure, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued rain alert and thunderstorm in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The rainfall activities are likely to continue till tomorrow, weather officials said.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has also issued an advisory for intense spell of rainfall (2-3 cm/hour) in twin city. Water logging situation may arise in the cities especially in low lying areas.
Several parts of Odisha have witnessed light to moderate rainfall under the influence of a low pressure area. The low pressure area was formed over Westcentral Bay of Bengal and neighborhood under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over Westcentral and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal yesterday.
According to weather department, heavy rainfall disrupted normal life in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore. In last 24 hours, Kakatpur in Puri received maximum rainfall of 160mm, followed by 144 mm in Astaranga, Balikuda 140mm and Nuagaon recorded 131mm of rainfall.