Heavy rain disrupts normal life in Odisha

Heavy rain disrupts normal life in Odisha

Heavy rains triggered by a fresh low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal paralysed life in many parts of Odisha, including capital Bhubaneswar, for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

Local Met office said the low pressure reactivated the monsoon and more rainfall is expected in the next few days as a result.

“From Sunday till Tuesday, there will be rainfall and thundershower in most of the places in the state. However, in some places in north and south Odisha, the rainfall is expected to be extremely heavy to very heavy”, the weather office said in a statement on Saturday evening.

There will be a brief lull in the rains from Wednesday onwards, but the downpour would pick up from July 25.

The weather office warned fishermen in the state not to sail for the next 24 hours.

“The sea condition will be rough to very rough during the next 24 hours. Hence, fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea”, the statement said.

The coastal town of Puri received 72 mm rains on Saturday; the maximum in the state, while Cuttack recorded 42.4 mm and Balasore in north Odisha received 40 mm.

Rainfall over capital city Bhubaneswar was 21.6 mm.

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