Odisha to see heavy rainfall on Tuesday

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Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

“Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in one or two places in interior parts of Odisha during the next 24 hours,” the IMD said in a bulletin.

It also said that moderate rain and thundershowers would occur in most of the districts in Odisha.

Bhubaneswar Met department Director Sarat Chandra Sahu said rainfall continued in the state since last week due to an active south-west monsoon.

He also said that several places, which have received less rainfall compared to normal, would get good showers this month.

Rainfall in four districts namely Bolangir, Nuapada, Angul and Jajpur remained between 19 and 39 per cent deficient from June 1 to July 3.

Dhenkanal is the only district where rainfall remained severely deficient, to the extent of a 40.8 per cent shortfall.

–IANS

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