Weather Forecast: Rain to lash Odisha for next 4 to 5 days

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the drought threat looming large over Odisha, the Regional Meteorological Centre today predicted that the State will experience an increase in rainfall activity in the next 4 to 5 days.

Meteorologist Sudarshan Mishra informed that the cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal and south Odisha coast. Under its impact, several parts of the State will experience an increase in rainfall activity from today. Gopalpur received a highest rainfall of 93 mm in the past 24 hours.

“Even though the monsoon is normal, Odisha received a deficit rainfall of 26 percent so far. The State has received 300 mm of rainfall against 405 mm which is considered as normal,” said Mishra.