Odisha is likely to experience heavy rainfall in next 24 hours due to a low pressure area created over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal region of the state, India Meteorological Department (IMD) sources said.
Under the influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, a low-pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Odisha today, a bulletin issued by the IMD said.
Under its impact, the IMD said, strong gusty surface wind from Southeasterly direction with speed reaching 45-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail along and off Odisha Coast.
As the sea condition would remain rough to very rough, the fishermen are advised not to venture into sea.
Meanwhile, reports of rainfall from across the state reached the special relief commissioner's office in Bhubaneswar.