Rain Dampens Diwali Celebration in Odisha, More Downpour Predicted

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Two girls negotiate their way through rain-soaked Bhubaneswar on Oct 12, 2015

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall on Thursday dampened Diwali celebrations in Odisha, forcing the people to stay indoors.

The Met Office has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in coastal districts and in the interior parts of the state as the low pressure over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a depression.

The Sea condition is likely to be very rough and fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.