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  • Two places in Puri district- Astaranga and Kakatpur received heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours.
  • Astaranga received the highest 170 mm of rainfall while Kakatpur recorded 129 mm of rainfall.
  • Niali of Cuttack district recorded 95 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Two places in Puri district- Astaranga and Kakatpur- received extremely rainfall in the past 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

As per the available data, Astaranga received the highest 170 mm of rainfall while Kakatpur recorded 129 mm of rainfall which comes under the 'extremely heavy rainfall' category.

Through a tweet, the regional meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar said that several other districts in the State also witnessed heavy rainfall.

 

 

It is pertinent to mention here that the southwest monsoon covered the entire Odisha on Sunday.

Already rain and thunderstorm activities are continuing in the State under the influence of a low-pressure area over North Bay of Bengal for the past 48 hours.

"Low Pressure Area over North coastal Odisha and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand now lies over south Jharkhand & neighbourhood," tweeted IMD's regional centre.

Niali of Cuttack district recorded 95 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours followed by 88 mm in Maithili (Malkangiri), Tigiria (Cuttack) 88 mm and Lamtaput (Koraput) 77.4 mm.

Earlier, the IMD had issued a yellow warning predicting rain and thunderstorm in several parts of the State yesterday.

 

 

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