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Monsoon Covers Entire Odisha, Heavy Downpour Alert For Several Districts

Bhubaneswar: South West Monsoon winds that touched Odisha two days ago have now covered the entire State, the Regional Met Centre of IMD in Bhubaneswar informed on Saturday.

Under the impact of Monsoon, light to moderate rain/thundershower has occurred at most places over the districts of coastal Odisha and at many places over the districts of interior parts of State. Similarly heavy rainfall was also witnessed at one or two places over the districts of Cuttack & Gajapati and at one or two places over the districts of South interior Odisha, a bulletin issued by the Met centre said.

Banki area of Cuttack has recorded 10 cm of rainfall, the highest amount for any place in the State today followed by Dabugaon of Nabarangpur district with 7 cm of rain.

As per the weatherman, the low pressure area over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining coastal Odisha & neighbourhood has become less marked. However, the associated cyclonic circulation now lies over north Interior Odisha and neighbourhood and extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level, tilting southwestwards with height.

The weather department has issued yellow warning for several districts with forecast of light to moderate rain or thundershower likely to occur at most places over the districts of north interior Odisha and at many places over rest districts of odisha.

Monsoon In Odisha

Heavy rainfall warning has been issued for one or two places over the districts of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda & Sundargarh till tomorrow.

Information shared by the Met department points out that in terms of district-wise seasonal rainfall received in Odisha from the onset date of Monsoon in the country, June 1 till June 13, Ganjam district has recorded the maximum surplus of 114 mm of rainfall followed Koraput with 104 mm and Bhadrak with 98 mm of rainfall.

Similarly, so far Sundergarh has witnessed the highest deficit rainfall of (-44%) followed by Boudh with (-41%) of rainfall. Surprisingly, Puri and Kendrapara have recorded a deficit of (-32%) deficit rainfall each during the period.

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