The Weather department on Sunday warned of heavy rainfall in Odisha for the next three days, because of a low-pressure area forming over the Bay of Bengal.
A low-pressure area is likely to form over the west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal in next 24 hours. Under its influence, the rain is likely to occur in Odisha. Heavy rains would lash some districts of the state.thundershower is likely to take place in many places in coastal and isolated places in the interior part of the state.,” said HR Biswas, Head of the Meteorological department Bhubaneswar.
The met center has also advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea of the west-central and north Bay of Bengal till Tuesday. The fishermen who had gone into the deep sea were advised to return to the coast.
Following heavy rainfall forecast by IMD, the state government has asked the district administrations to remain prepared to deal with the situation, said Deputy Special Relief Commissioner Prabhat Ranjan Mohapatra said.