Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre has forecast heavy
rains in at least 18 districts of Odisha from December 7.
According to Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre director Sarat Sahu,
the well-marked low-pressure area over north Sumatra and adjoining
south Andaman sea with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to
5.8 k above mean sea level persists. It is likely to turn into a
depression over south-east Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the
next 24 hours and further intensify and move towards north Tamil Nadu
and south Andhra Pradesh coasts during the next 3-4 days.
Under the influence, moderate rain is likely to occur in Koraput,
Malkangiri, Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada and Nabarangpur districts.
However, heavy rains are expected in coastal and interior districts of
the state on December 8 and 9, Sahu said.