Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday informed about monsoon flow gaining strength over the Bay of Bengal. It is likely to advance into Odisha in the next 48 hours.
The weather department has also forecast heavy rain in the state between June 10 and June 14 under the influence of a low pressure, which is likely to form over the north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around June 11. This will accelerate the advance of the southwest monsoon into West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Sikkim, it added.
Rain forecast for Thursday:
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places in Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, and Sambalpur.
Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Sonepur and Nabarangpur.
Special Relief Commissioner P K Jena directed all Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to be ready for possible flooding and landslides in the wake of heavy rainfall.