Odisha likely to receive heavy rainfall

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall is predicted in at least eight out of 30 districts of the state even as the deep depression created over east Bangladesh and neighbourhood has weakened into a low pressure, local weather office predicted today.

A bulletin issued by IMD stated heavy downpour at one or two places over Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nawarangpur, Kandhamal and Ganjam districts during the next 24 hours.

It further added the southern and the northern parts of the state could also get rain and thunder shower.

Some stations like Daringbadi in Kandhamal district, Hemgiri and Panposh in Sundargarh district, Bijepur in Bargarh district, and Jaipatna in Kalahandi have recorded rainfall of 5 cm in the last day.

Meanwhile, rainfall has provided the much needed relief from torrid conditions which earlier prevailed in the state as temperature also marked a downward trend.

The highest maximum temperature of 38.1 degree Celsius was recorded at the mining towns Angul and Talcher, while Sundergarh recorded minimum of 19 degree celsius on Monday.

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