Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area which has formed over south-east Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rainfall in several parts of Odisha, bringing people relief from the scorching heat, officials said on Friday.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the low pressure is likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 36 hours and intensify further during the subsequent 24 hours.
"The low pressure area over south-east Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood has become well marked over the same region and associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends up to mid-tropospheric levels," said an IMD bulletin.
"It is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 36 hours and intensify further during the subsequent 24 hours. The system is very likely to move north-northeastwards during the next 72 hours," the bulletin said.
It further said that rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of coastal Odisha and the adjoining interior districts of Kandhamal, Rayagada and Kalahandi.
"Gusty surface wind from southwesterly direction with speed reaching 45 kmph gusting to 50 kmph, is likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast," said the release.
It also advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea.
Several parts of Odisha have been experiencing an intense heat wave since the last several days.