Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 28:
Most parts of Odisha would experience moderate to extremely heavy rainfall under the influence of a depression which is likely to concentrate into a deep depression in the next 48 hours, the local Met office said here today.
According to a release issued by the IMD centre here this evening, the Depression over Northeast Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal, which remained practically stationary and lay centered about 340 km east of Baleswar at 5.30 PM today, is likely to remain stationary for some more time and may concentrate into a Deep Depression during the next 48 hours.
Under its influence, rain or thundershower would occur at many places with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places over North Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over South Odisha during next 24 hours.
The Met office has warned the fishermen not to venture into sea in North Odisha coast and to be cautious while venturing into sea over South Odisha coast as gusty surface wind with speed reaching 45-50 kmph gusting up to 60 kmph would prevail along and off Odisha Coast and make the sea condition rough to very rough.
Local cautionary signal number-Three (LC-III) has been hoisted at all ports in the state.
As per the release, rainfall recorded in the last 24 hours was highest in Paradip with 170.4 mm followed by Cuttack (67.4), Keonjhar (63.3), Baleswar (40.1), Chandbali (41.6), Bhubaneswar (38.3), Puri (23.4), Angul (54.4), Baripada (49.6), Talcher (58), Phulbani (12.5) and Dhenkanal (35).
There is no possibility in any change in the weather condition till next four days up to August 1 after which the intensity of rainfall will gradually come down, it added.