Heavy rainfall likely in parts of Odisha

| Updated: Sep 05, 2016 13:01 IST

Bhubaneswar (Odisha)[India], Sept. 5 (ANI): Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to lash parts of Odisha due to a fresh cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbouring areas seems to be intensifying at the moment. It is likely to develop into a low pressure area during the next 48 hours, gradually moving in a northward direction. Even as incessant rains disrupted normal life in several areas of the state, the meteorological centre predicted under its impact, rain or thundershower is likely to occur in most of the places in Odisha during the next 24 hours. The Met office forecast said strong gusty surface wind from north-westerly direction with speed reaching 45 kmph, gusting 55 kmph, may prevail along and off the coast. Sea condition would be rough to very rough and the fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into sea. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall since yesterday affected normal life in several parts of the state leaving many roads and streets in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri and other places submerged. (ANI)