Several Parts Of Odisha Record Rain As Monsoon Remains Active
Bhubaneswar: Many parts in Odisha recorded rain as monsoon remained active for last 48 hours, said Meteorological Centre here.
While Nuapada, Malkangiri, Jharsuguda, Debgarh and Angul experienced more than normal rainfall, Balasore, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khurda and Puri experienced less than normal rainfall in last 48 hours.
However, normal rainfall occurred in the rest of the districts, MeT office informed.
Weather expert, Umashankar Das said, “Odisha has already recorded 375.8 mm rain since the beginning of June against the predicted 357.5 mm average rainfall. Till now the state has experienced 5% more rainfall than year’s average rainfall.”
Das further added, “If we look at the monsoon since its arrival in Kerala on 1st June, it has already covered 6 weeks and now it is on its 7th week. Odisha, in the first week recorded more than normal rainfall, but monsoon got weakened in the later weeks.”
According to MeT office’s data, the rainfall in 6 costal districts — Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jajpur, and Bhadrak is less than the average. These districts are witnessing rainfall deficiency this season.
Puri has recorded the lowest 153.7 mm rainfall till now which is 45mm less than the predicated average rainfall.
(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)