Bhubaneswar, Sep 13: Odisha experienced a record rainfall in most of its coastal regions, including state capital Bhubaneswar and pilgrim town of Puri on Monday.
A deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal and crossed the north Odisha coast on Monday morning.
With the rain continuing, flash floods could not be ruled out as major river catchments received heavy showers.
The pilgrim town Puri saw an 87-year record broken. The last 24 hours rainfall of 329 mm was the highest single-day rain for the month of September. The showers were recorded between Sunday 8.30 am and Monday 8.30 am. The town’s earlier record was 210.8 mm rainfall on September 20, 1934.
Bhubaneswar received its highest single-day rain of September in the past 63 years at 195mm over the last 24 hours. The city had earlier recorded 163 mm rainfall on September 9, 1985, 116 mm on September 1, 2014 and 126 mm on September 25, 2019.
The port town of Paradip received 219 mm of rainfall in last 24 hours.
Other areas of the state that experienced intense rainfall during the last 24 hours are Paradeep (219 mm), Chandbali (46 mm), Gopalpur (64 mm) and Balasore (24 mm).