The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning that extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over Odisha during the next 24 hours.
In a weather bulletin on Thursday, the Met Department said that satellite images indicate that a depression has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and North Odisha coasts.
Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are also very likely over Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal during the next 24 hours.
The Met Department also forecasts that squally winds reaching 40-50 kilometers per hour gusting to 60 kmph are very likely along and off West Bengal-Odisha coasts during the next 24 hours.
The sea will be rough to very rough over north Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha -West Bengal Coasts during next 24 hours.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into Northwest Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha and West Bengal coasts during the next 24 hours.