Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 25:
Most parts of Odisha would experience heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours under the influence of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal, the local Met office said in a release here this evening.
“Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over Northeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, a low pressure area has formed over Northeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Bangladesh and Gangetic West Bengal at 5.30 PM today. The system would concentrate into a Depression in next 48 hours. As a result, rain or thundershower would occur at most places over Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over north Odisha during next 24 hours,” the release said.
It also said that the rainfall would increase further in the next 72 hours from July 28 with heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in some parts of western, north, interior and coastal pockets. The trend will continue till August 1, it added.
Besides, gusty surface wind speed reaching 45-50 kmph with gusting up to 60 kmph over North Odisha and 40-45 kmph over South Odisha coast would prevail along and off Odisha Coast.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea in North Odisha coast and to be cautious while venturing into sea over South Odisha coast.
Meanwhile, rainfall recorded in the last 24 hours was highest in Sonepur with 67 mm followed by Chandbali (41.5), Cuttack (50.2), Paradip (31.3), Bhubaneswar (30.8), Baleswar (22.4), Angul (32), Baripada (33.6), Jharsuguda (47.7), Keonjhar (32.7), Sambalpur (20.4), Sundargarh (20), Hirakud (14.8), Talcher (30), Titlagarh (17.4), Dhenkanal (16) and Phulbani (15.5).