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Bhubaneswar: The depression over Bay of Bengal and is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 24 hours following which heavy rainfall will likely to occur at many places in south Odisha today, informed the Director of Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, Sarat Chandra Sahu on Thursday.
The Met department has also predicted rainfall at most places over coastal and north Odisha from tomorrow till Saturday with heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places including Puri, Khordha, Ganjam, Gajapati and Jagatsinghpur.
Strong and Gusty surface wind speed from Easterly direction in South Odisha and Northeasterly direction in North Odisha reaching 40 to 45 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail along and off Odisha Coast.
Sea condition will be rough to very rough along the coast from today in the evening till Saturday morning. Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea till Saturday morning.
In view of rain forecast, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has asked all the District Collectors to advise farmers to shift their harvested paddy to a safe place and take necessary steps to avoid any damage of crops during the rain.