IMD predicts heavy rainfall in N Odisha in next 48 hrs

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted heavy rainfall in North Odisha during the next 48 hours.

Published: 23rd July 2017 02:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2017 11:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted heavy rainfall in North Odisha during the next 48 hours."Heavy rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over North Odisha during next 48 hours," IMD forecast said and warned about heavy rainfall in the northern districts of the State till July 26. Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Jajpur, Angul and Sambalpur districts will receive heavy rainfall during the period, Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Sarat Chandra Sahu said.


IMD maintained that strong and gusty surface wind with speed reaching 35 to 45 km per hour is likely to prevail along and off the Odisha coast. Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea.Bhubaneswar and its neighbouring will have cloudy sky during the next 24 hours. Rain and thundershower are likely to occur during the period, the IMD bulletin stated.


While the rainfall since July 15 has caused waterlogging in several places, including twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, the fresh IMD warning has forced the State Government to alert the district collectors of northern region.Meanwhile, IMD said rainfall has occurred at many places over North Odisha and at one or two places over South Odisha. Lahunipara and Tensa in Sundargarh district received five cm of rainfall.

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