Weather Update: Heavy Rain To Lash 13 Odisha Districts Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: After a dry spell for two days, several parts of Odisha will experience rainfall in the next 24 hours. Moreover, 13 districts of the State will experience heavy rainfall tomorrow, predicted the regional Meteorological department here on Saturday.

Madan Mohan Das, duty officer of Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, informed that 13 districts- Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh and Kendrapara are likely to experience heavy rainfall tomorrow.

Das further said that light to moderate rain is likely to occur in several parts of North Odisha today. Likewise, one or two places in the State will also experience thundershower activities today.

“We expect that the entire State would receive good amount of rainfall after August 12 under the impact of a low pressure which is likely to be formed over Bay of Bengal,” Das said.

The MeT centre has cautioned that sea condition may be rough to very rough under the impact of the low pressure and advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off the Odisha coast on Sunday and Monday.

A deep depression which traversed the Odisha-West Bengal coast recently had wreaked havoc in around nine districts in south and west Odisha, triggering a flood-like situation in many areas.

The torrential rains claimed at least four human lives — one each in the districts of Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput and Malkangiri — besides affecting around 1.77 lakh people in 1,035 villages in the nine districts, an official said.

Normalcy has returned to these districts after water receded from the submerged areas.

Apart from a few districts like Balasore, Angul and Deogarh, other districts have recorded normal rainfall this monsoon season so far. The overall rain deficit in Odisha now stands at 9 percent.