Heavy Rain To Lash Odisha For Next 24 Hours
Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places in Odisha in the next 24 hours due to the influence of a cyclonic circulation.
Most parts of Odisha have already recorded moderate to heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours due to the circulation.
“The low-pressure area lies over southeast Uttar Pradesh and adjoining northeast Madhya Pradesh. Associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 4.5 km above the mean sea level. Besides, a monsoon trough at the mean sea level, stretching from northwest Rajasthan to northeast Bay of Bengal, runs across northeast Rajasthan through the centre of the low pressure area over southeast Uttar Pradesh and adjoining northeast Madhya Pradesh while a part of the monsoon trough stretching from the Gangetic West Bengal to Nagaland across Bangladesh, Assam and Meghalaya. This apart, a cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal and tilting towards the south,” an IMD release said on Saturday.
According to the forecast, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places in the north and west interior districts of Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balangir and Sonepur and the north coastal districts of Balasore and Bhadrak on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the highest rainfall recorded in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am on Saturday was in Cuttack with 134.4 mm of rain. It was followed by Koraput (108.2 mm), Daringbadi (54 mm), Paradip (51.5 mm), Malkangiri (45 mm), Bhawanipatna (44.4 mm), Titlagarh (44.6 mm), Puri, (35.1 mm), Sonepur (29.2 mm), Sambalpur (27 mm), Jharsuguda (26.2 mm), Hirakud (25.8 mm), Bhubaneswar (24 mm), Phulbani (20.8 mm), Angul (17 mm) and Keonjhar (12.3 mm).