Bhubaneswar: With the Met department predicting heavy rainfall in northern and southern parts of the state within next 24 hours, the flood situation is likely to worsen.
A bulletin of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said that the low pressure area formed yesterday over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of Odisha and gangetic West Bengal now lies as a well marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh.
The system is likely to intensify into a depression during next 24 hours, it said.
Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at several places in northern and southern parts of Odisha within the next 24 hours, the bulletin added.
The wind speed will vary between 45 to 65 kmph, it said.
Sea condition would be rough to very rough for which fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea.
Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-III) has been hoisted at all the three major ports in Odisha.
Strong gusty surface wind from northeasterly direction with speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail along and off Odisha Coast.