Bhubaneswar: Many parts of Odisha is likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next four days under the influence of upper air cyclonic circulation over Gangetic West Bengal.
An upper air cyclonic circulation lies over Gangetic West Bengal and neighbourhood and it extends up to 7.6 Km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to develop during next 24 hours. Moreover, the axis of Monsoon Trough passes through Jaisalmer, centre of low pressure over East Rajasthan and neighborhood, Satna, Gaya, Bankura, Haldia and thence East-Southeastwards to Northeast Bay of Bengal and it is also extending up to 2.1 Km above mean sea level, the Regional Meteorological Office said here today.
Under the influence of these synoptic systems, rain or thunder shower is likely to occur at most places in the districts of North Odisha and many places in the districts of South Odisha during next 24 hours. Similar rainfall activity is likely to continue up to Wednesday, the Weatherman predicted.
Due to these synoptic systems, extremely heavy rainfall (21 cm or more) at one or two places likely to occur in the districts of Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Maurbhanj and Balasore with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in the districts of Bhadrak, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Baragarh and Sonepur during next 24 hours. Similar heavy rainfall trend likely to continue up to Wednesday in above mentioned districts, it said.
However, intermittent rainfall with one or two spells heavy likely to continue in coastal districts Khorda, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh ,Cuttack and Puri during next 24 hours and similar rainfall activity likely to continue up to Tuesday.
Fishermen are also advised to be cautious while venturing into sea along and off Odisha coast as sea condition likely to prevail moderate to rough due to Southwesterly wind flow with speed reaching 40-45 KMPH gusting 55 KMPH along and off Odisha coast, it added.