Deep depression to cause rainfall and thunder in state

Bhubaneswar: The state is likely to witness rain and thunderstorm, specially in the coastal areas as well as some parts of western Odisha in the next 12 hours owing to a depression over Bay of Bengal. Wind speeds may reach up to 60 kmph said Met sources.

The depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal is very likely to move north-northeastwards and to intensify into a deep depression during next 12 hours. Met officials also said that it may turn into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.

This may cause rainfall with thunder in the coastal stretch of the state along with high wind speeds varying between 50 to 60 kmph. Many parts of Keonjhar, Deogarh, Sundergarh and Sambalpur will also experience rain and thunderstorm.