Odisha is likely to receive fresh spells of rainfall this coming week for a period of two days.
As per the forecast of the Regional Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar, there is a probability of rainfall activity in several parts of coastal, interior and southern Odisha from August 23rd.
Light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Rayagada and at a few places over the rest of the districts from Aug 23 till the morning of Aug 24.
Similar predictions have been done by MeT centre for south interior Odisha, Gajapati, Ganjam, Dhenkanal, Angul and at a few places in other districts from August 24 (Wednesday) till next day morning.
In the past 24 hours, heavy rainfall lashed few places in Sundargarh, Rayagada, Deogarh, Kandhamal, Sambalpur and Boudh of interior Odisha; while some places in Sundargarh and North interior Odisha experienced very heavy showers.
IMD informed that the Depression over Northwest Chhattisgarh and adjoining Northeast Madhya Pradesh and Southeast Uttar Pradesh moved west-northwestwards during the past six hours and would continue in the same direction across north Madhya Pradesh. The system will weaken into a well-marked Low Pressure area during the next 24 hours.