Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 25:
The searing heat wave that tormented Odisha for nearly three weeks came down sharply as most parts of the state experienced moderate to heavy rainfall this morning.
Balasore recorded the highest rainfall in the state till 5.30 PM with 96 mm, followed by Bhubaneswar (91.4), Cuttack (71.6), Puri (58), Gopalpur (54), Chandbali (53), Dhenkanal (47), Angul (24.4), Baripada (14.4), Paradip (4), Keonjhargarh (4) and Jharsuguda (0.3).
Talking to the media, director of Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar Dr Sarat Sahu said the low pressure is now centred over South Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast and will move west-north-west in the next 48 hours.
Under its influence, there would be widespread rains in most parts of the interior districts while heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in the coastal and northern districts like Jajpur, Kkeonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts in the next 48 hours, he added.
He, however, said temperature in the state would start rising again after May 28.