BHUBANESWAR: Coastal and southern districts of the State are likely to receive heavy rainfall as the depression over South-East Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood are likely to turn into a deep depression during the next 24 hours.
Director in-charge of Bhubaneswar centre of Indian Meteorological Department SC Sahu said, rains or thundershower are likely to occur at many places in Koraput, Gajapati and Malkangiri districts and one or two places in the interior districts during the next 12 hours. Thereafter, widespread rains or thundershower are likely to occur in coastal districts and several places in the interior districts till December 10.
Heavy rainfall at one or two places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Malkangiri and Koraput is likely to occur in subsequent 48 hours, a bulletin released by IMD, Bhubaneswar centre stated.
Squally winds with speed reaching 40-50 km per hour gusting to 60 km per hour are likely to prevail along and off Odisha coasts till December 10 and slow down thereafter. Sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Odisha coasts during the period, it said. Distant cautionary signal number one (DC-I) has been hoisted at Paradip and Gopalpur ports.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea from Thursday to Sunday. The bulletin said the depression over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood moved further north-northwestwards lay centred about 770 km south-southeast of Gopalpur.