Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains with gusty winds are likely to occur in several parts of Odisha in next 24 hours as the southwest monsoon is making a steady advance into Maharashtra, West Bengal and nearby states, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD) office on Sunday.

The well-marked low pressure over the Bay of Bengal will cause heavy rains coupled with gusty surface wind in several areas of the State, the weather office added.

The low pressure area over northern parts of central Bay of Bengal now lies as a well-marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, the met office said.

Rain and thundershower are likely to occur at most places in coastal and interior districts of the State tomorrow.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places in Balasore, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj districts and heavy rainfall in Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Gajapati, Nayagarh and Ganjam districts in next 24 hours, the met office forecast.

“Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea,” the met office added.

(With Agency Inputs)