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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: North and South Odisha are likely to witness heavy rainfall in next 24 hours due to a cyclonic storm formation over North-West Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, a low pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Odisha today, IMD sources said.

In its forecast, the IMD said that rain and thundershower is likely to occur at most places in coastal districts of the State in next 24 hours.

The IMD also warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over South Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places in North Odisha in next 24 hours.

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Besides, strong gusty surface wind from Southeast direction with speed reaching 45-50 kmph gusting up to 60 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Odisha Coast.

IMD has meanwhile advised fishermen not to venture into sea citing rough to very rough condition.

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