Pre-monsoon rains likely to hit 5 Odisha districts within 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: Five districts in Odisha are likely to experience the first pre-monsoon showers in the next 24 hours, as per the met department forecast.

The districts- Malkangiri, Balasore, Koraput, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj will be witnessing pre-monsoon rains while rain triggered by Nor’wester is also likely to hit several parts of the State.

The Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre officials informed that the temperature in several parts will register a sharp fall under the impact of rain triggered by thunderstorms mostly in north-coastal and interior pockets.

Thunderstorm alert has also been issued for Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Bhadrak for today.

Several parts of Odisha experienced heavy rainfall on Friday with Balasore recording as much as 42 mm followed by 27 mm in Talcher.

The amount of rainfall is also expected to register an increase from June 5 in several parts of coastal and north interior parts of the State.

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