New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over parts of Odisha, West Bengal and other neighbouring states as the low-pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal becomes well marked today.
According to IMD, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls is very likely at isolated places over Odisha and heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over East Rajasthan, Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Gangetic West Bengal and Chhattisgarh.
Parts of Uttarakhand, West Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Gujarat state, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Telangana, Kerala & Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Coastal Karnataka are very likely to witness heavy rainfall, the IMD said.
It has also predicted thunderstorms accompanied by lightning & gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Lightning & gusty winds (30-40 kmph) are also likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and with lightning at isolated places over Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam & Meghalaya Gujarat, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe, the IMD said.
The Met department also said, a low-pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal becomes well marked at 0300 UTC of today, and it is very likely to move west-northwestwards and concrete into a depression over Northwest BOB and adjoining areas of North Odisha and West Bengal Coasts during the next 12 hours.
Under this influence, strong wind (speed 45-55 kmph to gusting 65 kmph) is very likely over Central and North Bay of Bengal off West Bengal-north Odisha coasts and (speed 40-50 kmph to gusting 60 kmph) over Southwest & Westcentral Arabian Sea and North Andaman sea.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas, the IMD said.