Bhubaneswar: With the depression over southeast Bay of Bengal likely to intensify further into a deep depression in next 24 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today predicted that rain will occur in various parts of the state starting this evening.
As per a release issued by the Regional Met Department, under the influence of possible deep depression, the state would experience rain from this evening while heavy rainfall is likely to occur in 11 districts of coastal Odisha tomorrow. The weathermen said rains would continue in the state till December 11 though the impact could be felt till December 13.
The Met Department said, of the 18 districts to be affected due to the deep depression, Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Ganjam, Gajpati, Rayagada and Malkangiri would experience more rainfall.
Besides, sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off south Odisha coast from this evening till December 9 morning. Wind speed reaching 40 to 60 kmph is likely to prevail along and off the south Odisha coast.
Meanwhile, ports of the state have been kept on an alert and fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea till December 11.