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Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in Odisha in next 24hrs

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18: Heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind is likely to lash many parts of Odisha in the next 24 hours due to a well marked low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.

The well-marked low-pressure area of on Tuesday now lies over west central Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood and is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 24 hours, the Meteorological Centre here said today.

It was very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts by tomorrow evening.

Under its impact, rain or thundershower was likely to occur at most places in coastal Odisha and many places in interior parts of the state during the next 24 hours, it said.

Strong and gusty surface wind from northeasterly direction with a speed of 45-55 kmph and gusting up to 65 kmph would prevail along and off the Odisha coast.

Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough and fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea, the MeT office added.

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