Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain is likely to lash 12 districts of Odisha till July 31, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Wednesday.
In a mid-day bulletin, the IMD said that the well-marked low-pressure area over coastal Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal with the associated cyclonic circulation is likely to move westwards across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar during the next 48 hours.
Under its influence, there will be heavy rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in most parts of Odisha from Wednesday afternoon and it will continue till July 31.
The IMD has issued yellow warning for the following districts:
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal and Cuttack.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Deogarh, Angul, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda and Dhenkanal.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Sambalpur.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Nuapada, Balangir, Sonepur and Keonjhar.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Nuapada, Nabarangpur and Bargarh.
Due to the inclement weather, fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea along and off the Odisha coast and north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood till July 30 as squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph is likely to make the sea very rough.