The meteorological department on Sunday warned of heavy rainfall in coastal Odisha for the next three days, with a low-pressure area forming over the Bay of Bengal.
"A low-pressure area is likely to form over the west-central and adjoining northwest Bey of Bengal in next 24 hours. Under its influence rain is likely to occur in coastal Odisha," said HR Biswas, Head of the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar.
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Heavy rains would lash some districts of the state, he said, adding rain and thundershower is likely to take place in many places in coastal and isolated places in the interior part of the state.
Heavy rainfall in some places is likely to occur in districts like Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore, the met centre said in a special bulletin.
The met centre has advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea of the west central and north Bay of Bengal till Tuesday, in view of adverse weather conditions.
The fishermen who had gone into the deep sea were advised to return to the coast.
Following heavy rainfall forecast by IMD, the state government has asked the district administrations to remain prepared to deal with the situation, said Deputy Special Relief Commissioner Prabhat Ranjan Mohapatra said.