Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 31:
Most parts of north and south Odisha would receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours with the weakening of the cyclonic storm ‘Komen’ into a Depression, the local Met office said in a release this morning.
“The cyclonic storm ‘Komen’ over Bangladesh, which weakened into a Depression at 2:30 PM today, lay centred over Bangladesh, about 320 km northeast of Baleswar at 5:30 PM. It would move west-northwest and further weaken into a well marked low pressure area during the next 24 hours. Under its influence, there will be widespread rain at most places over Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall over North Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over South Odisha during next 24 hours,” the release said.
Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-III) has been hoisted at all ports in Odisha.
The Met department has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea during the period as squally surface wind with speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting up to 65 kmph would prevail along and off the coast making sea condition rough to very rough.