Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 30:
With almost all parts of Odisha experiencing heavy rainfall today, the local Met office here has predicted that the situation would remain unchanged till next week.
According to a Met office release, Bhawanipatna recorded the highest rainfall in the state in the last 24 hours (till 5.30 PM today) with 107 mm. The rainfall recorded at other places were Bhubaneswar (63.3), Puri (56), Cuttack (39.2), Baleswar (36.9), Gopalpur (28.1), Angul (46.6), Baripada (45.2), Jharsuguda (56.7), Sundargarh (12.8), Hirakud (17.2), Talcher (51), Bolangir (33), Koraput (51), Phulbani (13), Titlagarh (59.2), Sonepur (52) and Daringbadi (22).
Normal life was disrupted in the state capital due to 3-hour long heavy downpour in the early afternoon hours. There was flood-like situation in the low-lying areas of the city in Acharya Vihar, Rasulgarh, Cuttack Road, Shriya Square and Nayapalli where rainwater entered most houses making the life of the people miserable.
People in these areas were seen wading through waist-deep rainwater.
The release also said that most parts of the state would receive heavy rain or thundershower at some places in the coastal Odisha with isolated extreme heavy rainfall in one or two places in the interior Odisha in the next 48 hours.
There would be no significant change in the weather system till next week up to August 6, it added.