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Heavy Rainfall likely to hit coastal Odisha in next 24 hours


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Bhubaneswar: The regional Meteorological department on Saturday informed that the deep depression over west-central Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards and weakened into a depression over west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal at 11:30 PM on Friday.

The Met department said, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places in the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur during next 24 hours. Besides, rain or thundershower is likely to occur at many places in the coastal and at one or two places in the interior districts of Odisha during next 24 hours.

The weatherman also said that the depression over west central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal moved north-eastwards with a speed of about 18 kms per hour and lay centred over northwest Bay of Bengal, about 150 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 150 km south-southwest of Paradip.

Meanwhile, signal number 3 (LC-III) has been kept hoisted at all ports in the state while the fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea.

According to a press release issued by the weather department, the state received 8.3 mm average rainfall till this morning.

The highest rainfall of 68.0 mm was recorded in Puri followed by 67.3 mm in Jagatsinghpur, 44.0 mm in Kendrapara, 20.0 mm in Khordha, 19.5 mm in Cuttack, 14.0 mm in Jajpur, 11.8 mm in Bhadrak, 2.2 mm in Ganjam, 2.1 mm in Balasore, 1.2 mm in Nayagarh, 0.2 mm in Mayurbhanj and 0.1 mm in Keonjhar.

But 18 districts namely Angul, Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nawarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Sundergarh did not receive any rainfall.


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