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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Even as uncertainty looms large over the formation of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar today predicted that Odisha will continue to witness enhanced rainfall activity till August 7.

Charan Behera, duty officer of Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre informed that the monsoon trough is passing through Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, North Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and extends up to north Odisha. Besides, the monsoon is active with multiple cyclonic circulations- north and coastal Odisha along with northwest Bay of Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.

“Under the impact of monsoon trough and multiple cyclonic circulations, Odisha will continue to witness rainfall till August 7,” said Behera.

Behera further informed that Odisha so far has received a deficient rainfall of 22 %. However, as several parts of the State received rainfall in the past couple of days, there is a hope that the overall deficit is likely to come down.

“As per the data received today morning, Dabugaon in Nabarangpur district received a highest rainfall of 121 mm followed by 48.4 mm in Malkangiri, 35.4mm in Phulbani and 26mm in Jeypore. The figures are likely to be updated after we receive complete information from all stations in the afternoon,” Behera added.

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