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Tag: Rainfall

Odisha receives 28% less rainfall

Bhubaneswar: The State has experienced 28% less rainfall than normal between June 1 and July 5, informed Deputy Special Relief Commissioner, Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra today. Moreover, Bolangir, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Angul districts have witnessed 50% less rain during the period. “In the month of June, the average rainfall in State was recorded at 161.1 mm […]

Odisha records 37 percent less rainfall; monsoon revival soon

Bhubaneswar: Despite southwest monsoon arriving early by almost two days than its scheduled date, Odisha has recorded 37 percent less rainfall. Official sources said Odisha has received 80.4 mm rainfall during the monsoon period from June 1 till June 20 against the average normal rainfall of 127.2 mm during the same period. “Odisha witnessed 20 […]

Rainfall likely in Odisha from Nov 12: Met department

Bhubaneswar: With a low pressure developing over the Bay of Bengal, Odisha is likely to receive rainfall due to its effect from November 12. Talking to OTV, Director of Bhubaneswar meteorological office, Sarat Sahu said “Presently a low pressure system is forming around South-East Bay of Bengal extending upto 4.5 km above sea level in […]

Rainfall to continue in Odisha till October 2: Met office

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha continues to get soaked in Durga Puja festivities, the Met department’s forecast of rain in the next few days is likely to play spoilsport. The meteorological department today predicted that the state will continue to receive rainfall in coastal and interior parts till October 2. “The upper air cyclonic circulation over West-Central […]

Withdrawal of southwest monsoon begins: IMD

New Delhi: The withdrawal of southwest monsoon has begun, 12 days after its normal date, the country’s top weatherman said today. The southwest monsoon, however, still remains active over Telangana, Rayalaseema, Coastal Karnataka, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. “The withdrawal of monsoon began on September 27,” IMD Director General […]

Met department issues lightning alert in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional meteorological department issued alert for thunder storm and lightning for 19 districts till 5: 45 pm on Thursday. As per the latest bulletin, the warning has been issued for Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Balasore, Koraput, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur districts. Several parts […]

IMD issues thunderstorm, lightning warning for 19 districts

Bhubaneswar: The regional office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 19 districts of Odisha today. The warning has been issued for Keonjhar, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Boudh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Bargarh and Sonepur districts. As per satellite images of Doppler Weather Radar, […]

Odisha recorded 17.4% less rainfall in August: SRC office

Bhubaneswar: The State recorded 17.4% less rainfall of 293.9 mm in August as against the normal rainfall at 356 mm, said the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office on Thursday. Malkangiri experienced maximum rainfall at 493.8 mm in the month while Boudh recorded minimum rainfall of 192 mm, as per the SRC office. The State experienced […]

Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in next 24 hrs in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Weather department predicted heavy rainfall in parts of Odisha due to a ‘well-marked low pressure’ over west-central Bay of Bengal. Already battered by rains for the past several days, the State will also experience gusty surface wind accompanied by rains in the next 24 hours, a release issued by local met office said. Yesterday’s […]

Heavy rainfall predicted for 14 districts in Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: As many as 14 districts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall today, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A statement from Met department issued an alert saying heavy thundershowers have been predicted for Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Puri, Nayagarh, Khurda, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri districts, it said. One […]

Heavy rainfall likely in Odisha in next 48 hours

Bhubaneswar: After being lashed by heavy rain for several days last month leading to flooding in some regions, Odisha is likely to get more rainfall in the next 48 hours. Meteorological department today said thunderstorm with lightning is likely to hit many places over the State during the next 24 hours. The sky is likely […]

Heavy rainfall likely in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to experience heavy rainfall besides thunderstorm with lightning in the next 48 hours, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in one or two places in north Odisha during the next 48 hours,” the IMD said in its bulletin. It also said that thunderstorm with lightning is […]

Average rainfall recorded in Odisha in July

Bhubaneswar: The State has received an average rainfall of 340.1 mm against the long term average of 339.9 mm in July this year, said a release from Special Relief Commissioner’s office today. Kalahandi district received the highest rainfall of 510.6 mm during in July whereas Nuapada district recorded the lowest rainfall of 170.9 mm. The […]

Met department predicts heavy rainfall in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash parts of Odisha over the influence of low pressure system formed over Bay of Bengal, meteorological department today said in a statement. The low pressure-turned-depression which crossed south Odisha coast close to Puri is likely to move west-northwestwards and thereby gradually weaken. Under its influence, […]

Monsoon: Odisha records 10 percent deficit rainfall

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has so far received ten percent deficit rainfall this monsoon, a report from the office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said. Sources said as many as 18 districts of the state have been affected by scanty rain this monsoon with Dhenkanal bearing the brunt more than any other districts. Records said Dhenkanal has […]

Odisha recorded 4% rainfall deficit in June: SRC office

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has witnessed four percent deficit rainfall of 207.9 mm in June as compared to the long term average or normal rainfall of 216.5 mm, said the Special Relief Commissioner office today. Eight districts namely Jajpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj and Jagatsinghpur recorded deficit in rainfall between 19% and 39% during June, […]

Nor'wester in Bhubaneswar
Nor'wester rains lash Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: High wind speeds and heavy rainfall was witnessed in the capital city today afternoon owing to a Nor’wester. The strong winds left many trees uprooted. Commuters in the city were trapped in rain and fierce winds and took shelter under shops alongside the road. Parked two wheelers fell down on the main roads due […]

Deep depression to cause rainfall and thunder in state

Bhubaneswar: The state is likely to witness rain and thunderstorm, specially in the coastal areas as well as some parts of western Odisha in the next 12 hours owing to a depression over Bay of Bengal. Wind speeds may reach up to 60 kmph said Met sources. The depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal is […]

cyclonic storm
Cyclone Maarutha may trigger rains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic Storm, Maarutha, lay centred over east central Bay of Bengal, about 735 km East-Southeast of Paradip, which may trigger rains or thundershowers at few places in Odisha. The cyclone is likely to move northeastwards and cross Myanmar coast near Sandway (Myanmar) around midnight today, according to MeT department. Rains or thundershowers is likely […]

Light rainfall likely at few places in next 24 hrs

Bhubaneswar: Light rainfall is likely at few places in northern and coastal parts of the State in next 24 hours, forecast the Regional Meteorological Centre’s director Sarat Chandra Sahu today. He further stated, “The situation will improve from the day after tomorrow,” adding that fog condition will prevail in the State tomorrow as well. Intensity […]

Rainfall likely in parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Many parts of Odisha are likely to receive rainfall in the next 24 hours under the influence of a cyclonic circulation formed over Chhattisgarh and Bihar, the local Met Office said here today. As per the Met prediction, some places in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts are likely to […]

Cyclone Vardha to trigger rainfall in coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Rainfall is likely in some parts of south and north coastal districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of Cyclone Vardha which intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm this morning, said the local Met officer in a release here today. According to the release, the cyclonic storm, formed over […]

Odisha to maximise irrigation potential: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: To optimise agriculture productivity in the state, the Odisha government will maximise irrigation potential. A decision to this effect was taken at the third Agriculture Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said as per […]

Odisha likely to receive rainfall in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: Several places in Odisha are likely to get rainfall in next 24 hours under the impact of a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. “Rain or thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over south Odisha and at one or two places […]

Rain may spoil Durga Puja festivity

Bhubaneswar: Rain may play spoil sport during the five-day Durga Puja celebrations as showers are predicted till October 10 across Odisha. According to the regional meteorological department, the current rain fall is on account of a cyclonic circulation formation over North Bay of Bengal. Similar rains will continue till October 9 in Coastal and interior […]