Odisha likely to have heavy rainfall


NC Network, New Delhi        
Heavy rains are likely to lash several parts of Odisha over in the next two days,as told by the weather reports. 

The Meteorological Center said “Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, a low pressure area has formed over coastal areas of West Bengal, north Odisha and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal”.

It will impact moderate rain and thundershower at most places, while heavy to very heavy rainfall is forecasted at some places in Dhenkanal, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Bolangir, Jhaesuguda, Baragarh and Keonjhar districts.Some areas in Puri, Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur and Sundergarh districts are likely to get heavy rainfall as well, Keeping in mind the weather conditions ,the Met officers has advised fishermen to return to the coast. 

They have also been advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal until the conditions returns to normal. Most parts of Odisha have been lashed by heavy rains since the beginning of this month due to several spells of low pressure.Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) office said in a statement that average rainfall in the state recorded during the past 24 hours is 17.2 mm. 

 Three districts have received average rainfall between 50 mm and 100 mm. They are Sambalpur - 61.0 mm, Deogarh- 52.9 mm and Subarnapur- 51.9 mm, it said.Average rainfall in 24 districts remained below 25 mm whereas one district -- Dhenkanal -- has not received any rainfall during the past 24 hours.

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