Low pressure triggers rainfall in Odisha

Low pressure triggers rainfall in Odisha

Low pressure triggers rainfall in Odisha

A fresh low pressure in the Bay of Bengal triggered substantial rainfall at many places in Odisha for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

The rain has raised hope among the farmers and authorities of revival of agricultural activities in the state. Agricultural work in all the districts across the state had been severely affected due to scanty rainfall both in the month of June as well as July so far.

The system is currently lying closer to Odisha and West Bengal coast and as a result the state may receive adequate rainfall during the next 48 hours, the local weather office said on Saturday evening.

“Rain and thundershower would occur at most of the places in Odisha during the next 48 hours. In some places in south Odisha, the rainfall may be heavy to very heavy. Similarly, heavy rainfall may occur at one or two places in northern districts,” a statement released by the Met office said.

According to an official in the weather office, the rain shortfall in the state so far was 55 per cent. However, it has reduced to 46 per cent following rain in the last two days. “It will further improve if there will be adequate rainfall in the next few days,” the official said.

The Met office has, however, also predicted that the rainfall may decrease from July 15 onwards.

On Saturday, Dhenkanal town in coastal Dhenkanal district received maximum 41 mm of rain followed by Baripada in north Odisha Mayurbhanj district with 38 mm with capital city Bhubaneswar getting 33.2 mm. 

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