Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 18:
“A Low Pressure over south-west Uttar Pradesh and its nearby area has intensified further. Apart from this, a monsoon trough has formed over Rajasthan across Odisha and West Bengal. Under its influence there would be widespread rain in most parts of Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places in south and interior districts in the next five days till July 23, after which the rainfall would decrease”, the Met office said in a release here this evening.
Fishermen in the coastal districts have been advised not to venture into the sea during the period.
According to the Met bulletin, with 117 mm Katraguda in Rayagada recorded the highest amount of rainfall in the last 24 hours (till 5.30 PM today) followed by Sonepur (80 mm), Phulbani (67), Puri (50), Gopalpur (49), Angul (46), Dhenkanal (36), Bolangir (32.6), Talcher (30), Daringbadi (29), Bhawanipatna (23), Sambalpur (19.2), Bhubaneswar (18.8), Hirakud (17.4) and Cuttack (14).