Bhubaneswar: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Bhubaneswar Office of the on Monday forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the State for the next 48 hours.
An IMD release said a low pressure area has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal off West Bengal coast under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over north coastal Odisha and neighbourhood which is to trigger rainfall during the next 48 hours.
Associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. It is likely to become more marked during next 24 hours, following which rains, thundershowers is likely to occur at most places over many districts of Odisha during next 48 hours, it added.
Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Sonepur and Sambalpur districts during next 48 hours, the IMD said. The fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till August 16 morning.