Bhubaneswar, August 6 (LocalWire) As the low pressure over Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression on Tuesday morning, the India Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rainfall till Thursday morning and has asked the ports to hoist local cautionary signal number 3.
The local cautionary signal number 3 is issued when the sea is rough and there is expectation of wind speed at around 40-50 km per hour.
Both signals 3 and 4 signify bad weather at the ports and urge the authorities to warn the ships docked at the port.
There are currently two all-weather ports-Paradip and Dhamra and one seasonal port at Gopalpur carrying out effective sea-borne trade activities.
The sea condition would remain ‘rough to very rough’, warned the coastal report on Tuesday and asked the fishermen to come out from the sea.
The depression is currently stationed at north west Bay of Bengal of north Odisha- between Digha and Balasore.
Because of the weather, in next 48 hours “rainfall very likely to occur at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Ganjam, Kandhmal, Kalahandi & Puri,” the weather department said in its daily bulletin.
Besides, the current patches on monsoon along with depression will bring in rains many districts of the state, according to the weather bulletin.