Fresh low pressure to trigger rainfall in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological Department today forecast formation of another low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday which will trigger showers in several parts of the State this weekend.

Heavy rain is predicted in coastal parts from the night of August 25, while parts of Puri, Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh and Jharsuguda are likely to experience showers the day after, an official of the Met department said.

A total of 13 districts of the State received sporadic rainfall in the past 24 hours, with Malkangiri district receiving the highest rainfall at 8.1 mm, a statement issued by the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office said.

The average rainfall in the State was recorded at 0.6 mm today, it said.

“With this, the cumulative average rainfall in the state from June 1 till date comes to a surplus of 8.9 per cent over the long-term average rainfall,” the SRC statement said.

Seven districts have received surplus rainfall of more than 19 per cent, whereas 22 districts have received normal rainfall during the period, the statement said, adding that Deogarh is the only region in the state which has experienced a deficit rainfall of 20.2 per cent.

(With agency inputs)

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