Heavy rainfall in Odisha may continue for 48 hours
Heavy rainfall pounded several parts of Odisha under the influence of a cyclonic circulation that took the shape of a low pressure over North Bay of Bengal, local MeT Centre said.
As a result, rain would occur at most places in the state during next two days. Some places in north and south Odisha could witness heavy to extremely heavy rainfall during the period.
“The district headquarters town of Sambalpur and its nearby areas received 380 mm rain, probably the highest any place recorded in the state this rainy season,” district emergency officer N.R. Das said.
Heavy and incessant rains disrupted train services in the Koraput-Rayagada section of East Coast Railway in south Odisha on Sunday.
The state capital of Bhubaneswar recorded 17.9 mm rainfall as several areas of the city including Acharya Vihar, Jaydev Vihar, Rasulgarh, Bomikhal and GGP Colony experienced water-logging.
In Cuttack, residents at Sutahat, Patapole, Sikharpur, Pithapur, Meria Bazar have started to shift their household goods as they apprehended inundation if the heavy rain forecast came true.
The MeT office said gusty surface wind with speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph may prevail along and off Odisha Coast, advising fishermen not to venture into the sea.