Kolkata: Heavy rains are expected in most districts of Odisha during the next 12 hours, according to the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar.
The depression in the Bay of Bengal is the main cause of the downpour, which has been wreaking havoc since the last 24 hours.
“Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of interior Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of coastal Odisha likely to occur during next 24 hours,” the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar had issued a warning on October 19.
Torrential rainfall is likely to occur in the Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jaipur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, and Angul districts of Odisha. Many places in Bengal and Jharkhand received light to medium rainfall following a depression which now lay centred over Gangetic West Bengal and neighbouring areas.
Maximum places in the state received light to medium rainfall, the Meteorological centre here said today, adding Maithon and Panchet in Dhanbad received 6 and 5 cm of rainfall respectively.
Messenjore in Dumka and Jamtara received 4 cm rainfall while Jamshedpur and Ranchi received 3 and 2 cm rainfall respectively, the release said. One cm rainfall occurred in Palamau, Lohardaga, Giridih and Deoghar districts, it said. The Meteorological Centre also advised fishermen to not venture into the sea.