Heavy to very heavy rainfall to lash some parts of Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to lash some parts of Odisha in next 24 hours due to the formation of a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal today.

Under the influence of upper air cyclonic circulation, a low pressure area has formed over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, the meteorological centre here said in a bulletin.

Under its impact, rain or thundershower is likely to occur at most places over Odisha during next 24 hours.

The system is also likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places over north Odisha, it said, adding heavy rainfall may take place at one or two places over South Odisha during next 24 hours.

Strong gusty surface wind with speed reaching 35 to 45 kmph and gusting up to 55 kmph would prevail along and off Odisha Coast. Sea condition would be rough to very rough and fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea, the MeT office said.

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