**Bhubaneswar:** According to a special bulletin released by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today afternoon, a low pressure area has been formed over coastal areas of West Bengal, north Odisha and adjoin northwest Bay of Bengal, which along with cyclonic circulation that extends up to 5.8 km above mean sea level is likely to bring heavy rainfall to various places of the state over the next 72 hours.
Starting today up to tomorrow morning 8:30 am, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Dhenkanal, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Bolangir, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Keonjhar. Isolated heavy rainfall is also likely to occur over Puri, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur and Sundergarh.
‘Heavy to very heavy’ rainfall warning for August 26 valid up to August 27 morning 8:30 am, has been issued for districts of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sundergarh, Nuapada and Sonepur. Isolated heavy rainfall is very likely to occur over rest districts of interior Odisha and Puri, Khordha and Balasore districts of coastal Odisha.
On August 27 up to August 28 morning 8:30 am, isolated ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall is likely to occur over Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Nuapada, Nabrangpur, Sambalpur and Keonjhar.
The bulletin has also warned fishermen who are in deep sea to return to the coast by tonight and the fishermen have also been advised not to venture into the sea off Odisha coast and towards adjoin northwest Bay of Bengal on August 26 and 27.
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