Low pressure triggers heavy rain in Odisha

Low pressure triggers heavy rain in Odisha

Normal life was affected in several parts of Odisha including the capital city Bhubaneswar on Sunday as the cyclonic circulation formed in the Bay of Bengal turned into a well-marked low pressure triggering heavy rain in different districts. The rainfall is expected to continue till Wednesday. 

“There will be heavy rainfall in all parts of the state, particularly in north, south and western Odisha under the impact of the low pressure. The rainfall will be extremely heavy in isolated places”, an official in the local weather office said. 

On Sunday, the worst rain-affected pocket in the state was western Odisha’s Sambalpur town which recorded maximum 289 mm of rain. In fact, the town has already received a whopping 489.7 mm of rain in the last 24 hours.

According to an official report reaching the state headquarters, nearly five thousand people have been affected in the western town after rain water entered their homes. Several colonies in the town have been inundated by rain water. Twelve relief camps have been set up by the local authorities to house the  affected citizens. 

Hirakud, a neighbouring small town of Sambalpur recorded 123 mm on Sunday followed by 49 mm of rain in Balasore town in north Odisha Balasore district. The capital Bhubaneswar has recorded 23.9 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. 

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