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Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Sunday issued ‘Yellow Warning’ for seven Odisha districts- Koraput, Nuapada, Bargarh, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Sambalpur.

Even though the well-marked low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal is weakening, the seven districts are likely to experience heavy rain in the next 24 hours, the weather office predicted.

“The well-marked low pressure has now weakened and is likely to move towards north-west direction. Under its influence, interior parts and few coastal areas in the State are likely to witness light to moderate rainfall,” weather expert Ajay Kumar Nayak said, adding that a fresh low pressure is likely to form over Bay of Bengal by around August 19.

From 1st June to till today, Malkangiri has reported highest 1122.8 mm rain followed by Deogarh (1021.5 mm), Jharsuguda (881.8 mm), Sambalpur (872.1 mm) and Dhenkanal (828.5 mm).

Similarly, in the last 24 hours, Sonepur has reported highest 122.9 mm rainfall, followed by Boudh (108.2 mm), Bargarh (98.3 mm) and Malkangiri (92.8 mm).

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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