Bhubaneswar, April 17: As heat wave strikes in regions like Maharashtra, Odisha seems to fight with heavy rains due to cyclones over the sea. Cyclonic Storm, Maarutha, lay centred over east central Bay of Bengal, about 735 km East-Southeast of Paradip, which may trigger rains or thundershowers at few places in Odisha, said MeT department.
The MeT office has advised hoisting Distant Warning Signal Number Two (DW-II) at Paradip and Gopalpur ports.
The cyclonic storm Maarutha over Bay of Bengal further moved north-east wards and crossed Myanmar coast last night.
According to the Meterological office, the system is likely to continue to move north-east wards and weaken further into a depression during next 12 hours.
Heavy winds due to cyclonic effect inflicted damage at Bhubaneswar airport last night. However, no person was injured in these incidents.Gusty surface wind from southerly direction with 35-40 kmph speed is likely to prevail along and off the Odisha Coast, it said.
As the cyclonic storm moved away from the Andaman coast, the ship services to Neil and Havelock islands, which had been stopped in view of the situation, have been restored this morning.
Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into sea.