MeT forecasts heavy rainfall in Odisha

Pounded by heavy rains in the past couple of days, Odisha is unlikely to get any respite soon as heavy rainfall coupled with gusty winds has been forecast in some places till tomorrow.

PTI| Updated: Sep 21, 2014, 16:27 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Pounded by heavy rains in the past couple of days, Odisha is unlikely to get any respite soon as heavy rainfall coupled with gusty winds has been forecast in some places till tomorrow.

Rain and thundershower will occur in many places of the state due to a well marked low pressure area over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand and Odisha, the meteorological centre said here on Sunday.

Under its impact, heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over north Odisha during next 24 hours, it said adding gusty surface wind with speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph will prevail along and off north Odisha Coast.

In view of rough weather conditions, fishermen are advised not to venture into sea in north Odisha coastal region, the MeT office said.

Many parts of the state have been pounded by heavy rains for the past couple of days affecting normal life amidst submergence of low-lying areas.

While Publbani received 76 mm rainfall today, 57.9 mm rainfall was recorded in coastal Balasore, 66.1 mm in Paradip and 44.2 mm at Puri, MeT office said.