Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Thursday said that heavy rain is likely to occur in coastal and adjoining districts Friday under the impact of depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal.
The depression is centered at about 870 km southeast of Gopalpur. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh and south Orissa coasts around December 9 morning. The system is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours, the IMD said.
However, there is a probability of slight weakening of the system when it reaches near north Andhra Pradesh and south Orissa coasts, it said.
Under its impact, thundershowers are likely to occur at a few places in the coastal adjoining Koraput, Gajapati and Malkangiri districts during next 24 hours and thereafter widespread rain or thundershowers in coastal districts with many places in interior districts till December 10.
Heavy rainfall will occur at a few places in the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Malkangiri and Koraput in subsequent 48 hours, it said.
The Met has hoisted Distant Cautionary Signal Number One (DC-I) at Paradip and Gopalpur ports.
As sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Orissa coast, fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into sea in the 1st half of December 7 (Friday) while they are also advised not to venture into sea from Friday evening up to December 10.