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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall is likely to lash different parts of Odisha in next 12 hours due to depression over north-eastern Bay of Bengal informed regional office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) today.

The IMD reported that while heavy rainfall is likely to occur over Central and Western Odisha today, it will shift to interior Odisha or Chattisgarh tomorrow due to cylonic circulation.

Talking to OTV, Director of regional IMD centre Sarat Chandra Sahu said, "Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places in northern and interior Odisha. Besides heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in the coastal parts. Lower and upper catchment of Mahanadi River will face rainfall today which will continue in upper catchment till tomorrow."

Lightning threat was ruled out by the IMD as the weather condition is not adequate for formation of such clouds that produce lightning.

It may be mentioned that heavy rainfall at one or two places over north interior Odisha has been recorded by the IMD today. Besides, the highest amount of rainfall was recorded in Sambalpur, Balasore, Deogarh, Sundergarh and Kalahandi districts.

The highest maximum temperature of 36 degree Celsius was recorded at Gopalpur and the lowest minimum temperature of 21 degree Celsius was recorded at Sundergarh.

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