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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall along with thunderstorm, under influence of a low pressure over north Bay of Bengal, is likely to occur at northern and southern parts of the State within next 24 hours informed regional office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts, while Sundergarh, Sonepur, Deogarh, Boudh, Jharsuguda, Angul, Dhenkanal and Sambalpur may experience heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, it said.

The IMD has informed that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected at one or two places in these areas. Thunderstorms accompanied by gusty surface winds with speeds of 40-55 kmph are likely to prevail along and off the Odisha Coast.

As per IMD reports, a low pressure area has formed over north Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Bangladesh under the influence of an upper air cyclonic circulation. As a result of which thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is likely at few places across Odisha.

The sea condition would be moderate to rough along the coast, the MeT office said and has warned the fishermen not to venture into the sea till further update.

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