Monsoon trough line triggers rain across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After a long spell of dry weather this monsoon, almost all parts of Odisha have begun to receive rainfall in last 24 hours. Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre authorities today informed that the State will continue to get more rains for the next three days under the impact of a monsoon trough line.

Charan Behera, duty officer of the Met centre said a monsoon trough line from Rajasthan to Kolkata and extending up to southeast and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal is presently tilting southwards. Under its impact intensity of rainfall is high in the State.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted for one or two places in Sundergarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Angul and Sambalpur districts while heavy rainfall is likely to be witnessed in Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Mayurbhanj, Bolangir and Jajpur in the next 24 hours.

According to meteorological sources, Puri has recorded maximum rainfall of 87 mm while Bhubaneswar has received 51 mm, Gopalpur-26 mm, Chandbali 31 mm, Jharsuguda 30 mm in last 24 hours.

On the State’s reduced deficit rainfall of 29 percent, the weatherman has said if Odisha continues to get good amount of rainfall in next few days, the situation will significantly improve and farming community will get good benefits from it.