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Hudhud triggers heavy rainfall in Odisha; more to follow

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12:

A road in Bhubaneswar flooded by heavy rains. (Photo: Biswaranjan Msihra)
A road in Bhubaneswar flooded by heavy rains.
(Photo: Biswaranjan Msihra)

Most parts of Odisha experienced heavy to very heavy rainfall today under the influence of cyclonic storm Hudhud that crossed the north Andhra Pradesh Coast shortly before noon today.

The local Met office, in a release this evening, has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in south, north and interior Odisha in the next 72 hours.

The intensity of rainfall would gradually subside from October 15 onwards, it said.

The rainfall recorded in the last nine hours till 5.30 PM are as follows:

Rayagada-422.6, Anandpur-45.6 mm, Chandbali-55.3, Rajkanika-48, Baleswar-65.9, Balimundali-32.4, Nilagiri-42, Udala-76, Soro-30, Koraput-66.6, Pottangi-33, Jenapur-59.8, Dhenkanal-27, Angul-90, Alipingal-44, Bhubaneswar-68.8, Cuttack-82.6, Mundali-40, Paradip-92.9, Puri-44.8, Banapur-33, Kendrapara-62, Pattamunai-33, Brahampur-68.3, Gopalpur-68.5, Prushotttampur-63.8, Soroda-37, Aska-31.2, Chhatrapur-54, Daringbadi-89, Rajghat-34.4, Bhogarai-55, Jaleswar-64, Kashinagar-53.8, Mohana-60, Paralakhemundi-83, Malkangiri-26.4 and R Udayagiri-42.8.

On the likely impact of Hudhud in Odisha, the release said wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph would prevail over Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Rayagada districts during next six hours and 50 to 60 kmph during the subsequent 12 hours.

Besides, squally wind speed reaching up to 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph would also prevail along and off Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha during next 12 hours.

The system will rapidly reduce to a severe cyclonic storm (90-120 kmph) during next three hours and further into a Cyclonic storm (60-90 kmph) in subsequent three hours.

Under its influence, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places would occur over south Odisha and isolated heavy to very heavy falls over north Odisha.