Bhubaneswar: June 26: Several parts of Odisha are experiencing rainfall due to the onset of the southwest monsoon.
Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar predicted widespread precipitation in the state for the next twenty-four hours.
The IMD predicted that several western and interior districts of Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall due to an active low-pressure area.
A low-pressure area has formed over the northwest Bay of Bengal adjoining north Odisha-west Bengal coasts with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 Km above mean sea level and persisting over the same region. It is likely to move towards North Madhya Pradesh through Jharkhand and North Chhattisgarh in the next 2 days, the weather department stated.
Under the system’s influence, widespread precipitation accompanied by thunderstorms and gusty surface winds is highly probable. According to the IMD, at least thirteen districts of the state will likely experience heavy to very heavy rainfall.
The districts are Deogarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Nuapada, Angul, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Kalahandi and Kandhamal.