Bhubaneswar: While rains have started lashing coastal and other parts of the State by the impact of cyclone ‘Fani’, Gopalpur in Ganjam district has recorded the highest rainfall of 149 milimetre by now.
Puri, where ‘Fani’ is likely to make landfall at about 10 am, witnessed 95 mm rains by 6 am. Similarly, Bhubaneswar received 45 mm rains, Balasore 30 mm rains and Paradip got 25 mm rains by this morning.
Thev IMD has predicted that while all parts of the State will witness rains, all coastal will receive heavy to extremely heavy rains.
While wind is blowing at a speed of 150 km both at Puri and Gopalpur, its speed is rising slowly at other places, according to reports.
The IMD has predicted that ‘Fani’ will make landfall near Puri with a wind speed between 170 and 180 km per hour.