Bhubaneswar: Odisha is all set to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours under the influence of a low-pressure in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Saturday.
The forecast came even as most parts of coastal Odisha continued to receive moderate to heavy rainfall since Friday afternoon under the influence of cyclonic circulation.
“Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha-West Bengal coasts, a low-pressure area has formed over coastal Odisha and neighbourhood. Besides, the associated cyclonic circulation tilting towards the west is most likely turn into another low-pressure area over the north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around August 28.
“Under its influence, there will be increased rainfall activity in the state with heavy to very heavy rainfall in 10 districts and heavy rainfall in 22 districts,” the IMD said in its afternoon bulletin.
It has issued an orange and yellow warning for the following districts.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal and Cuttack.
Heavy rainfall over the districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Kalahandi, Koraput and Kendrapara.
Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Nuapada, Balangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and Puri.
Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Jajapur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Khurda, Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur.
Fishermen are advised not to venture along and off Odisha coast during next 48 hours as squally weather with gusty surface wind reaching 40-50 kmph along the Odisha coast and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal would make the sea condition rough to very rough