Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar Saturday forecast heavy rainfall over some parts of northern Odisha for today. However, a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rains in many places across the State by tomorrow.

Under its impact, rains and thundershowers are likely to occur at the coastal parts of the State in the next 24 hours while other places in Northern region and interior areas of the State will receive heavy rainfall on July 9 and 10, the Met predicted.

“Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at places over the coastal region during the next 24 hours while most places over north and interior Odisha will receive heavy to heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours,” the MeT office here said.

According to reports, on July 6, the average rainfall recorded in the State was 1.3 mm. The highest rainfall of 12.88 mm was recorded in Malkangiri followed by 12.33 mm in Balasore.

Reports further claimed that the State has witnessed 30 percent deficit rainfall in the month of June this year as compared to the 2 percent deficit rain registered in June 2017.