With a fresh low pressure area developing in the Bay of Bengal, more rains are expected to lash the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It is likely to cause thunderstorms, lightning and heavy rainfall at isolated places in coastal districts for the next four days, with heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places on Monday and Tuesda
Torrential rains in the district in the last few days have caused losses of Rs 315 crore.
He pointed out that during withdrawal of the southwest monsoon and onset of northeast monsoon, rainfall is common in October and rarely extends to November.
Under influence of the system, light to moderate rainfall occurred at many places in south Odisha districts and at a few places over northern areas in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena has asked the Collectors to remain alert and monitor the situation closely.
The second highest Southwest Monsoon rainfall of 32 per cent above normal was recorded in the State way back in 2010.
Heavy showers overnight and early Wednesday morning caused waterlogging at many places in the metropolis, disrupting rail and road traffic.
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The state received 376 mm of rainfall as against the normal of 284.6 mm between June 1 and September 17.
According to Met department officials, a low pressure area persists over West-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coast.
In the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Sunday, Narla in Kalahandi and Semiliguda received 30 mm rainfall each, Nawana in Mayurbhanj, Satyabadi and Malkangiri received 20 mm each.
The average rainfall Odisha receives between June 1 and September 12 is 1046.2 mm and has received an additional one per cent rainfall during the period.
Coastal Karnataka as it is likely to experience widespread rainfall from September 2 to 6, with heavy isolated rain in several parts.
IMD- Bengaluru, Director in-charge C S Patil said the rainfall in the month of August was less this year as the conditions were not favourable.