Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11:
The deep depression over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal is likely to trigger heavy rainfall at many places in north and south Odisha in the next 24 hours, the Meteorological Department predicted.
The Deep Depression over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal has moved Northwestwards and lay centered at 0830 hours IST of today over Gangetic West Bengal & adjoining Jharkhand near Latitude 24.00 N and Longitude 87.40 E about 280 km North of Balasore. The system is very likely to move West-Northwestwards and weaken into a Depression during next 24 hours and further into a Well Marked Low Pressure Area during subsequent 24 hours, the local Meteorological Centre said in a release.
Rain or thunder shower is very likely to occur at most places over North Odisha and many places over South Odisha during next 24 hours, it forecasted, adding that heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over north Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of south Odisha during next 24 hours.
Gusty surface wind from westerly direction with speed reaching 45 to 50 kmph gusting 60 kmph may prevail along and off Odisha coast. Sea condition would be rough to very rough in Odisha coast. Sea wave height may increase upto 3 to 4 meters along Odisha coast, the release added.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea. Local cautionary signal has been lowered at all ports in Odisha.