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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: People of the State are likely to get relief from the scorching heat soon as the Regional Office of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here has predicted that monsoon is set to touch Odisha coast by June 10.

Director of IMD’s regional office Sarat Sahu on Friday informed that the southwest monsoon has advanced into some parts of southeast Bay of Bengal, Nicobar Islands and entire south Andaman Sea.

Heavy rains lashed across South Andaman and Nicobar on Friday. The IMD had already forecasted that the monsoon will hit Kerala coast by May 29. However, as per the current weather condition Kerala is likely to receive rains in next 48 hours and it will reach Odisha by June 10.

The IMD has evaluated that the monsoon current is likely to be normal this year.

"There is an indication of rise in amount of rainfall from June 3 or 4. The probable date of arrival of monsoon in Odisha can be said only after monitoring the strength of the monsoon current after it touches Kerala. However, the normal date monsoon is likely to hit Odisha is June 10," said Sahu.

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