Bhubaneswar: The Regional Office of the India Meteorological Department on Thursday predicted heavy rainfall in the State for three days from June 29 due to the formation of a low pressure area over the north Bay of Bengal.
Under the influence of the low pressure, enhanced rainfall activity is very likely to occur in the State from June 30. Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over Koraput, Nabarangpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack. Sundargarh and Deogarh districts on June 29.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Puri, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Ganjam and heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the district of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada Koraput, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Boudh, Koraput and Kalahandi on June 30.
Besides, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Balangir, Subarnapur, Angul, Boudh, Deogarh and Sambalpur on July 1. Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Ganjam, Khordha, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Koraput and Jharsuguda. Squally weather with wind speed reaching 35-45 kmph is likely to prevail over the north Bay of Bengal on June 30 to July 1. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea from June 30 to July 1 and whoever in the deep sea are advised to return to the coast by June 29 night.