Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure developed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger more rains in some places of the State tomorrow.

The system now centred over the northern parts of the central Bay of Bengal is likely to turn into a well marked low pressure during the upcoming 48 hours, the local meteorological office here stated.

Under its impact, some coastal parts and few interior areas of the State are likely to receive rain and thundershower in the next 24 hours.

There is possibility of heavy rainfall in some districts like Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Puri and Ganjam.

Meanwhile, prolonged rainfall triggered by the low pressure provided the much needed respite from scorching heat for the second day today across Odisha, where sunstroke has claimed 17 lives this summer.

The mercury remained below the 40 degree Celsius mark across the state during the day barring two places in western Odisha. Balangir and Titlagarh recorded maximum temperature of 41 degree Celsius and 40.5 degrees respectively, the Met office said.

Bhubaneswar, which had recorded 38 degree Celsius yesterday, saw the mercury fall to 34 degree celsius today.

The temperature in Cuttack also dropped to 33 degree Celsius from yesterday's 36 degree Celsius, according to the Met department here.

While heavy rainfall is likely to pound several areas of Odisha in the next 24 hours, arrival of monsoon in the state is likely to be delayed by two to three days due to current low rainfall elsewhere in the country, the weather forecast said.