The zone of low pressure formed over west-central Bay of Bengal intensified on Tuesday into a well-marked system over central-western and northwestern coasts of the Bay of Bengal and northern Andhra Pradesh in south of Odisha.
The system, developed under the influence of cyclonic circulation, is expected to move west-northwest over the next 2-3 days. Under its effect, various parts of Odisha have experienced moderate to heavy rainfall during the past 24 hours.
According to a bulletin released on Monday by the Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Center, the system is likely to continue to trigger light to moderate rainfall throughout the state.
“Under the influence of the west-northwest movement of the low pressure area, light to moderate thunderstorms or thunderstorms are very likely to occur in most places over the interior districts of the Odisha and many places on the Odisha coast districts, ”the IMD statement said.
Forecasts from the Met Center said heavy rains are expected to occur in Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Keonjhar over the next 24 hours. A yellow warning has been issued for as many as 14 districts on the coast and south of Odisha.
Gusty weather with surface winds up to 40-50 km / h likely to blow over the north adjacent to the mid-west of the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha.
IMD advised fishermen not to venture into the North Sea, adjacent to the west-central Bay of Bengal of the Odisha coast for the next 24 hours.
(Edited by Suryakant Jena)