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Heavy rainfall alert for 18 districts till 1.30 pm today

2/07/2019 at 11:47 AM

Bhubaneswar: The regional meteorological centre today issued a warning saying that thundershower with lightning and intense spell of rainfall may occur at a few places in 18 districts between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm today.

“Thundershower with lightning and intense spell of rainfall likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Nuapada, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Sonepur, Baragarh, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh between 01/2330 hrs IST and 02/0130hrs IST,” said the latest MeT bulletin.

Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area over Northwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a well-marked low pressure. Under its impact, almost all parts of the State have been witnessing heavy spells of rainfall since Monday.

The State Government has put eight districts – Jajpur, Kendrapara, Angul, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Boudh and Bargarh – on alert in view of the heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast.

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