Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Sunday asked collectors in several parts of Odisha to remain alert in view the heavy rain forecast issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for the next 3 days.

The IMD Bhubaneswar has forecast heavy rain in north, interior and coastal parts of the state till July 20. The proportion of rain will come down after Thursday.

Official sources said, a low pressure area has formed over NorthWest Bay of Bengal off North Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coast. The system is further likely to intensify into a depression.

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