WARNING: IMD issues alert for heavy rainfall in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued heavy rainfall alert for several parts of Odisha. As per the latest weather bulletin, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash several parts of the State in the next 48 hours.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Ganjam, Puri, Bargarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Jajpur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur and Deogarh today.

Light to moderate rain and thunderstorm is also likely to occur in most parts of north and south Odisha.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Sundergarh,Balasore, Bolangir, Mayurbhanj and Sonepur.

It is pertinent to mention here that heavy rain lashed several parts of Odisha including twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours.

Cuttack received 134.4 mm of rain followed 108.2 mm in Koraput, Sambalpur (27.0mm), Malkangiri (45 mm) and Bhubaneswar 24 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours.