Sidharth Tanmoy Dash

Bhubaneswar: The meteorological department has predicted more rains for several parts of Odisha due to the formation of a fresh low pressure system over the Central and North western Bay of Bengal from September 18.

Sources said a cyclonic circulation could turn into a low pressure system on the Central and North western Bay of Bengal Bay of Bengal inducing heavy rainfall at several places of the state from September 18 onwards.

The regional meteorological centre, Bhubaneswar has forecast light to moderate rainfall along with thunderstorm in 13 districts of north and interior Odisha today.

As per the latest forecast, the alert has been issued for Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sundergarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Ganjam, Gajapati and Nayagarh districts.

Till now, Odisha has already recorded 16 percent surplus rain this monsoon season.