Sharmili Mallick

Several parts of the State are going to receive rains owing to the formation of a fresh low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal on Friday morning.

The Director of Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas had earlier told though there will be no impact of the low pressure on Odisha, many coastal and interior regions of the State might receive light to moderate rainfall.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed, “The low-pressure area is presently over southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining Sri Lanka off Tamil Nadu coast and is expected to move in a westward direction in 48 hours. An associated Cyclonic Circulation is extending up to mid-tropospheric levels.”

A trough from the associated cyclonic circulation is extending up to northwest Bay of Bengal, added the weather bureau.

Under the influence of the low pressure, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts might receive light to moderate rain or thundershower, informed the Bhubaneswar Met Centre.

Similarly on October 30, light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam.

Moderate rain and thunderstorm is likely to occur in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur and Gajapati on October 31.

Moreover, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Gajapati districts are likely to receive light to moderate rain or thundershower on November 1, added the Bhubaneswar Met office in its last bulletin on Thursday.