Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area formed over northwest Bay of Bengal (BoB) and neighbourhood has become well marked and now lies over northwest BoB off north Odisha-West Bengal coasts.
There is a presence of associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above the mean sea level, the Regional MeT Centre here said.
Under its influence, many parts of the state received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours. Biramaharajpur in Sonepur district received highest amount of rainfall (202 mm) followed by Boudhgarh and Khantamal in Boudh district with 177 mm and 159.2 mm rainfall, respectively.
Odisha may experience heavy rainfall in next few days under the influence of the well marked low pressure, the weathermen added.
“Chief amount of rainfall recorded during last #24Hrs over different locations of Odisha in connection with Low pressure area over NW Bay of Bengal. Total 11 locations recorded very heavy rainfall and 18 places recorded heavy rainfall in last 24 hours,” the MeT Centre said.