Rainfall Activity To Decrease After 24 Hours: IMD

Bhubaneswar: As the well-marked low pressure area over Bay of Bengal is slowly weakening, rainfall activity will decrease in Odisha after 24 hours, informed the Regional Meteorological Department on Tuesday.

HR Biswas, Director of Regional Met Department said, “Now, the low pressure is over south-east Jharkhand and adjoining Odisha and West Bengal. Its influence will largely be confined to the next 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall will occur in western Odisha districts and some parts of north Odisha.”

These districts include Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

Light to moderate showers will also occur in most places of Odisha including interior and coastal parts of the State. After 24 hours, rainfall activity will decrease. 5 days later, rainfall will increase again, he added.

“In the last two days, 53 stations experienced heavy to very heavy rainfall. 31% monsoon deficit has now become -17%. It is in normal range now,” concluded Biswas.