Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 22:
Odisha escaped another spell of heavy rainfall after the depression, that lay over north-east Odisha and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal yesterday, changed its course and moved west-north-west towards north Chattisgarh and southeast of Pendra.
“The system would move west-north-west and weaken gradually thereafter. Under its influence, rain and thundershower may occur at many places over Odisha while heavy rainfall may occur at one or two places over interior Odisha during next 24 hours”, the local Met office said in a release here this evening.
It, however, said that formation of another low pressure in the Bay of Bengal is most likely by July 27 or 28.
Meanwhile, rainfall recorded in last 24 hours till 5.30 PM today was the highest in Jharsuguda (103.2 mm).
The rainfall recorded at other centres is as follows: Cuttack (11.2), Angul (23), Keonjhar (59.3), Sambalpur (54.4), Sundargarh (57.8), Hirakud (50.6), Talcher (36), Bhawanipatna (85), Bolangir (54.2), Koraput (15), Phulbani (28), Titlagarh (72), Malkangiri (22.8), Sonepur (41) and Daringbadi (13).