Heavy rain to lash state over next 72 hrs

Bhubaneswar: The Regional office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) here on Saturday said heavy rainfall triggered by a low pressure system over the northwest Bay of Bengal to lash many places across the state in next 24 hours.

Moderate rains/thundershowers is very likely to occur at a few places over districts of Odisha during next 72 hours, stated the bulletin released by the MeT.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over in some places till August 26 over Dhenkanal, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Keonjhar districts and isolated heavy rainfall can be experienced at  Puri, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur and Sundergarh districts of Odisha.

Between August 27 and 28, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur over  Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur, Keonjhar districts, stated the bulletin.

As the condition in the sea will be rough, the IMD advised fishermen not to venture out into sea till August 27. Fishermen have also been advised not to venture into the sea along and off Odisha coast and northwest Bay of Bengal.

The average rainfall of the state recorded today was 17.2 mm. Three districts (Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sonepur) received average rainfall between 50 mm and 100 mm. Average rainfall in 24 districts remained below 25 mm whereas Dhenkanal district did not receive any rainfall in last 24 hours.


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