Low pressure likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in Odisha in next 24 hours


Bhubaneswar: Low pressure over Bay of Bengal transforms into well-marked low pressure; heavy rain likely in northern and southern parts of Odisha whereas coastal areas will experience heavy to very heavy rain in next 24 hours.

The Regional Office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) here said the low pressure area lies over the northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood with an associated cyclonic circulation up to 9.5 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height. The system is likely to become a well-marked low pressure area during next 24 hours.

The IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall on Sunday at a few places over Angul, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Kandhamal, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada, Boudh and Kalahandi districts. Extremely heavy rainfall is predicted at one or two places over Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada and Boudh districts.

Similarly, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over Angul, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Deogarh districts on Monday.