Heavy Downpour Batters Odisha, Talcher Records Highest 160mm Rainfall

Bhubaneswar: Talcher received the maximum 160mm rainfall on Monday as the low pressure system started to dissipate into a deep depression and proceed into interior Odisha.

The district headquarter Angul recorded 74mm rainfall while Cuttack received 94mm rainfall on Monday, the data shared by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) revealed.

Similary, Boudh recorded very heavy rainfall of 90mm during 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Sonepur recorded 68mm rainfall today. The Capital City recorded 32.1mm rainfall which continued till late evening, as this report was being filed.

The bulletin released by the IMD today evening stated, “The Deep Depression over north coastal Odisha moved further west-northwestwards during past 6 hours (12:30 pm to 6:30 pm) with a speed of 13 kmph and lay centred at 2:30 pm over north interior Odisha, about 50 km east-southeast of Keonjhar and 100 km northwest of Chandbali.”

The system is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards across north Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours. It is very likely to weaken into a Depression during next 12 hours, the IMD added.