Bhubaneswar, Aug 5: A low-pressure area over the North Bay of Bengal has resulted in heavy to very heavy rainfall in some parts of Odisha.
The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar has issued orange yellow warning for 5 districts of Odisha including Sambalpur, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Sundargarh today as heavy to very rainfall is forecast in these areas.
Meanwhile, commenting on the rain deficit status in the State, Director of Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas said, “Puri, Khurda, Jajpur and Kendrapara have recorded a deficit rainfall of 40% or more. The district of Puri alone has had about 52% deficit in rainfall till Monday, but with a good precipitation in the last 24 hours the deficit has come down to 40%,” added Biswas.
Besides, yellow warnings have been issued for Keonjhar, Anugl, Nuapada, Sonepur and Balangir districts. The amount of rain will decrease on Thursday. There will be light to moderate rain in many parts of the state.
Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena has alerted the district collectors about the possibility of heavy rains. Fishermen have been asked to not to go into the sea for the next two days.
However, Puri district has received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours. Pipili in Puri district received 144 mm of rainfall, Nimapada 130.8 mm, Gop 98.2 mm, Satyabadi 87 mm and Kakatpur 74.3 mm.