Bhubaneswar: 19/7/17:Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash parts of Odisha over the influence of low pressure system formed over Bay of Bengal, meteorological department today said in a statement.
The low pressure-turned-depression which crossed south Odisha coast close to Puri is likely to move west-northwestwards and thereby gradually weaken.
Under its influence, heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall is likley to occur at one or two places in interior parts of the state.
Strong surface wind with speed reaching 45-55 kmph and also going up to 65 kmph from south-eastern direction is likely to hit on and off the coast.
In view of the rough sea conditions, fishermen are advised not to venture into sea .
A cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-III) has been hoisted at major ports in state.