Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Odisha is likely to experience heavy rainfall on Thursday, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday and warned the fishermen against venturing out into the sea.
Depression over coastal Odisha and the neighbourhood weakened into a well marked low-pressure area, it said.
“Under its impact, heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of interior Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of coastal Odisha is likely to occur during the next 24 hours,” the IMD forecast.
It said that strong gusty surface winds from the southeasterly direction in north Odisha coast and southwesterly direction in south Odisha coast with speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are likely to course along and off the Odisha coast.
Saying that sea condition would be rough to very rough, the Weather Office advised the fishermen not to venture out into the sea.