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Heavy rainfall to lash Odisha districts: Met Dept

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department here has issued a yellow warning for several districts of Odisha, forecasting spells of rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning.

Special Relief Commissioner stated that a few places over the districts of Dhenkanal, Koraput, Angul, Keonjhar would witness thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall with one or two spells of intense rainfall. This apart, showers will continue at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Boudh, Deogarh, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Gajapati till 7 PM today.

Further issuing a yellow warning till 8:30 AM tomorrow, the Met Centre has forecast heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Mayurbhanj, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Boudh, Kandhamal, Koraput.

This apart, thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Khurda, Ganjam, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj during the same period.

During the past 24 hours, Balasore’s Remuna witnessed 87mm rainfall, Bonth in Bhadrak received 72mm rainfall, Hindol (Dhenkanal) received 87mm rain, followed by Malkangiri with 57mm rainfall. Twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack received 25.4mm and 10.4mm rainfall, respectively.

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