Bhubaneswar, Aug 26: The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted light to moderate rain, accompanied with lightning and thunder strikes in as many as 20 districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours.
As per IMD forecasts, the amount of rain is likely to be more in Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts. In the rest 13 districts that are expected to witness rainfall, the amount will be light to moderate, IMD sources stated.
After days of incessant rainfall across Odisha in July, August has witnessed so far moderate rainfall in the state. Baring a few districts, rainfall has been either average or just below average during the ongoing monsoon season this year, revealed statistics.