Unseasonal Rain Wreaks Havoc In Some Parts Of Odisha, Met Predicts More Shower

Bolangir/Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorm left a trail of destruction in the western Odisha town of Bolangir last night causing much inconvenience to the city dwellers who woke up to blocked roads and disrupted electricity supply in the town today.

Though, there weren’t any reports of casualties, damages to property in the thunderstorm reportedly were huge.

Similarly the district of Phulbani witnessed heavy rains early in the morning today. Strong wind in the area has forced commuters to stay indoors despite being a working day. A roof of a coaching centre in Penjisahi reportedly collapsed injuring many students, who were immediately admitted to hospital for treatment.

The twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar wasn’t spared too as ominous clouds greeted the denizens early in the morning following a spell of heavy rain accompanied by strong wind.

As per a report by the met department, the district of Sonepur received the highest amount of rainfall at 57.8 mm in the last 24 hours. Boudh, Bolangir and Talcher received downpour of 45.2 mm, 30 mm and 14 mm respectively.

Adding to the woes of an already rain soaked Odisha the Regional Meteorological Centre at Bhubaneswar has issued fresh rainfall warning for north and coastal Odisha in the next 24 hours. Yellow warning has been issued for Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Puri districts as heavy rainfall is predicted in these areas over the next 24 hours. On the other hand, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Boudh districts are expected to see gusty surface winds up to the speed of 40 kmph accompanied by light to moderate rain.

As per the predictions of Ajay Nayak, the duty officer at Regional Met Centre in Bhubaneswar, “The overcast conditions are temporary and most probably would subside after 27th Feb. Dry weather will continue in the state after that.”