With a low pressure area taking shape over the Bay of Bengal, the meteorological department Sunday warned of heavy rainfall in coastal Odisha for the next three days. “A low pressure area is likely to form over the west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal in next 24 hours. Under its influence rain is likely to occur in coastal Odisha,” said H R Biswas, Head of the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.
While rain and thundershower is likely to take occur in the coastal and isolated places of the interior part of the state, some districts would be lashed by heavy rains, he said. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in districts like Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore, the met centre said in a special bulletin.
In view of adverse weather conditions, the met centre advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea of the west central and north of Bay of Bengal till Tuesday. The fishermen who had gone into the deep sea were advised to return to the coast.
Following heavy rainfall forecast by IMD, the state government has asked the district administrations to remain prepared to deal with the situation, said Deputy Special Relief Commissioner Prabhat Ranjan Mohapatra said.