Monsoon Alert! Low pressure to trigger more rain in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic circulation over Bihar and Jharkhand has intensified into low pressure area and several parts of Odisha will experience light showers in the next 24 hours, informed meteorologist of Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre, LK Giri on Sunday.

“The cyclonic circulation over Jharkhand has intensified into low pressure and it now lay centered over western Bihar and Jharkhand. Under its impact, several northern districts of Odisha received good rainfall,” said Giri.

Though there is no heavy rainfall warning, several places in Odisha will continue to receive light to moderate rainfall in the next 48 hours. The rainfall activity might increase after 48 hours, added Giri.

The existing warning for fishermen has been extended for the coming 24 hours as the sea conditions will be rough.

Speaking on amount of rainfall, Giri said that Odisha received a deficit rainfall of 8 percent between June 1 and July 6.

“From June 1 till date, Odisha received 254 mm rainfall as against the average 275 mm rainfall which means there has been a deficit of 8 percent rainfall in the State,” informed Giri.

Meanwhile, Jharsuguda received highest rainfall of 36 mm followed by Sambalpur (28) and Hirakud (26 mm) on Saturday.