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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: With back-to-back low pressure systems, there has been a considerable improvement in the overall rainfall deficit scenario in Odisha. The situation is likely to improve further as the State is going to experience enhanced rainfall activity for the next three days.

HR Biswas, director of Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre informed that a fresh low pressure area is likely to form around August 24. Under its influence, several parts of Odisha will experience rainfall activity for around three days starting tomorrow.

“Odisha will experience enhanced rainfall activity for three days till August 26. As monsoon trough is in normal position, under its impact, several parts of coastal and north interior Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall in the next 24 hours,” said Biswas.

Biswas further informed that several parts of Odisha including Puri, Balasore, Kandhamal, Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Angul, Mayurbhanj and Dhenkanal will experience heavy rainfall today.

“North interior districts in Odisha will experience heavy to extremely heavy rainfall on August 25,” Biswas added.

As per official sources, Odisha recorded 346.7 mm of rainfall between June 1 and August 22 against the normal rainfall of 273.9 mm. While Angul, Gajapati and Nuapada have witnessed deficient rainfall, other districts in the State have rso far ecorded excess rainfall.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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