The MeT Department issued yellow weather warning for several districts in south and coastal parts of Odisha till September 28.
Bhubaneswar, Sept 24: A low pressure area (LOPAR)over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression during next 12 hours and bring heavy rains in many places of Odisha during next five days, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre, Bhubaneswar on Friday.
“The low pressure area over east-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood now lies as a well-marked low pressure area over east-central & adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto mid-tropospheric levels tilting south-westwards with height," said the latest bulletin of the IMD.
"It is very likely to concentrate into a Depression during next 12 hours. It is likely to move west-north-westwards towards Odisha coast during next 48hours,” it added.
Under the influence of above system, light to moderate rains at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places are very likely over south and coastal Odisha till September 28, the IMD predicted.
Squally wind speed reaching 55-65 kilometres per hour gusting to 75 kmph is very likely northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha, West Bengal and north Andhra Pradesh coasts on September 26, the bulletin added.
The MeT Department also issued yellow weather warning for several districts in south and coastal parts of the State till September 28.
Fishermen, whoever in deep sea areas, have been advised to return coast by 25th evening.