Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains in southern, coastal Odisha under influence of low pressure . Regional Office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed Heavy to very heavy rains under influence of a well-marked low pressure over west-central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal are likely to occur at isolated places in southern and coastal Odisha within next 24 hours.
The low pressure, situated nearly 565 km away from Gopalpur, would develop into a deep depression in the next 24 hours. Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack, Puri, Nayagarh, Gajapati, Rayagada and Kandhamal districts are likely to witness heavy rainfall under its influence till November 17, stated the IMD.
Gusty surface winds with speeds of 45-55 kmph are likely to prevail along and off the Odisha coast. The IMD warned the fishermen not to venture into the sea till further update.
The highest rainfall of 12.0 mm. was recorded in Puri followed by 11.0 mm. in Ganjam, 10.6 mm. in Nayagarh, 9.4 mm. in Khordha, 7.1 mm. in Jagatsinghpur, 6.7 mm. in Jajpur, 6.1 mm. in Bhadrak, 4.8 mm. in Kendrapara, 3.8 mm. in Balasore, 3.6 mm. in Cuttack, 3.5 mm. in Dhenkanal, 2.7 mm. in Mayurbhanj, 1.6 mm. in Gajapati, 1.1 mm. in Keonjhar and 0.6 mm. in Kandhamal.
15 districts namely Angul, Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Sundargarh did not receive any rainfall.