Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department reported the threat of unseasonal rain likely to be in Odisha due to a low pressure formed over south-east Bay of Bengal on Sunday.

The Department said that the depression is gradually turning and likely to concentrate into a deep depression during next 48 hours. There are chances that it might turn into a cyclonic storm if it brewed over the sea for a longer period.

Agrometeorologists are advised to issue a notice to the farmers community regarding the unseasonal rains in some parts of the State.

“Beginning Wednesday, showers are expected in regions below Puri and other parts of coastal Odisha. This could cause harm to winter crops both standing and harvested,” said weather officials.

Last year too, farmers had a worst time after cyclonic rains lashed many parts due to deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal. The unseasonal rains destroyed harvested and standing crops in the State.

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The depression lays centred about 1100 kms South-east of Gopalpur. It would have no impact over Odisha during the next 24 hours, Meterology Department sources said.