Bhubaneswar, April 17: There will be less rainfall in Odisha this year despite normal monsoon across other states. The pre-weather forecast of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) implies this.
According to the report, coming monsoon would be favourable for India. The South-western monsoon will bear good rain for the country. About 98% normal monsoon rains is expected throughout the country within June and September.
The quantity of rainfall in Odisha is comparatively lower than the national normal. Particularly, seven districts of Odisha will see relatively less rainfall than the other 23 districts.
The north-western districts like Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Deogarh may wit scanty rainfall in the current year. These regions may have 35-55% rainfall as against the normal rate.
Similarly, Rate of rainfall in Sambalpur, Nayagarh, Angul and Dhenkanal will be lower than the normal rainfall. The rainfall rate may be confined to 45%.
Coastal districts like Balasore, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Puri, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur,Ganjam and Gajapati may have normal or incessant rainfall.
On the other hand, Agriculture Scientist Dr. Surendranath Pasupalak said that Odisha will experience normal Rainfall in this year which is favourable for Kharif crops.
As per the Director,Climate and Environment Centre of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA), Odisha will record normal rainfall in the coming monsoon.