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Heavy rainfall predicted in Odisha




 The weather office today predicted heavy rainfall in at least eight of the 30 districts of Odisha even as the deep depression created over east Bangladesh and neighbourhood has weakened into a low pressure.

          IMD bulletin said heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal and Ganjam districts during the next 24 hours.

          Rain and thunder shower is predicted at many places over South Odisha and some districts in northern region may also get drenched, it said.

          Met office sources said Daringbadi in Kandhamal district, Hemgiri in Sundargarh district, Bijepur in Bargarh district, Panposh in Sundargarh district and Jaipatna in Kalahandi have recorded rainfall of 5 cm each followed by 4 cm rainfall at Lahunipara in Sundargarh district, Tigiria Arg in Cuttack district and Jharsuguda in Jharsuguda district.

          This apart, rainfall has been recorded at many places across the state.

          Though monsoon has already set in the state, the highest maximum temperature of 38.1 degree Celsius was recorded at the coal belt of Angul and Talcher, while Sundergarh recorded minimum of 19 degree Celsius yesterday.






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