Monsoon advances, hits Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited monsoon on Monday hit the Odisha coast and conditions are favourable for further advancement of the system, official sources said.

"The south-west Monsoon has advanced today, the 13th June, 2011 into some parts of south coastal districts of Orissa," said Director of local branch of the India Meteriological Department (IMD) S Sahu.

Stating that the conditions are favorable for further advancement of south-west monsoon into remaining parts of the state during the next two-three days, Sahu said the Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) passes through Porbandar, Veraval, Dahanu, Nasik, Gulbarga, Rentachintala, Kalingapatnam, Puri and Dhubri and Gangtok.

With the onset of monsoon, several parts of the state received showers brining much respite from the unrelenting heat. As per Met dept, the state would receive rainfall at almost all places in the next 2-3 days. Besides, depression might form over the Bay of Bengal under the impact of which rainfall would lash coastal areas.