Bhubaneswar: The flood situation in Odisha might worsen as the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre had predicted heavy rainfall in northern and southern parts of the state.
Yesterday’s low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of Odisha and gangetic West Bengal now lies as a well marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal & coastal areas of Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh, a bulletin of the Meteorological Centre said.
The system is likely to intensify into a depression during next 24 hours, it said.
Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of south Odisha and heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of north Odisha likely to occur during the next 24 hours, it added.
Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-III) has been hoisted at all ports in Odisha.
Strong gusty surface wind from northeasterly direction with speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail along and off Odisha Coast.
Sea condition would be rough to very rough for which fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea.