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Rain triggers sharp fall in Odisha temp

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 10:

Temperature fell sharply across Odisha today as moderate to heavy rainfall lashed most parts of the state under the influence of a low pressure.

Places where the temperature had gone up to above 42 degree Celsius, witnessed a sharp fall up to 10 degree.

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While Talcher was the hottest place with 36.2 degree with a fall of temperature level by over 9 degree Celsius, in the state capital the mercury fell sharply by 10 degree Celsius with the day’s highest remaining at 31.4 degree.

Bhubaneswar received 4.1 mm rainfall during the morning hours but it was thickly overcast sky that kept the city cool through the day.

Malkangiri recorded highest rainfall in the last 24 hours with 50.4 mm followed by Koraput (27), Bhawanipatna (22), Daringbadi (13), Baripada (12.6), Dhenkanal (10), Phulbani (8) and Gopalpur (6.8).

The local Met office, in a release this evening, said the low pressure formed over Karnataka yesterday, has moved to Telengana in Andhra Pradesh where is likely to weaken further.

Under its influence, moderate to heavy rainfall are likely over some parts of the south and interior districts with light to moderate rainfall in some parts of the coastal districts in the next 48 hours, the Met department said.

It, however, said there would be a steady rise in the temperature after May 13.