Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in Odisha

 Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind, is likely to lash parts of Odisha due to a low pressure that may turn the sea condition rough.

PTI| Updated: Sep 21, 2015, 16:12 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind, is likely to lash parts of Odisha due to a low pressure that may turn the sea condition rough.

The low pressure area yesterday over Bay of Bengal off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh today lies over Jharkhand and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal and Bihar, the meteorological centre here said.

Under its impact, rain and thundershower would occur at most places over north Odisha and many places over south Odisha, it said.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over north Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over south Odisha during next 24 hours.

Gusty surface wind with speed reaching 40 to 45 kmph and gusting up to 55 kmph from south-westerly direction would prevail along and off Odisha coast. Sea condition would be moderate to rough, the MeT office said, advising fishermen not to venture into the sea.

Meanwhile, South-west Monsoon has been active over Odisha and rainfall has occurred at most places of the state in last couple of days, it said.