Cyclonic storm turns low pressure, widespread rain till August 1 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm formed in Bay of Bengal off
Odisha coast turned into a low pressure on Sunday triggering fear particularly among
the flood affected people in nine districts in Odisha.
“Under the influence of the low pressure widespread rainfall
in most parts of the state with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two
places in the coastal, south and north Odisha in the next 72 hours till August
1 after which the rainfall in the state will decrease,” the Meteorological
Centre, Bhubaneswar here predicted.
Meanwhile, most parts of Odisha on Sunday received moderate
to heavy rainfall under the influence of a low pressure.
Phulbani recorded the highest rainfall in the state in the
last 24 hours with 110 mm.
Rainfall in other places during the period was 18.8 mm in
Baleswar, 25 in Chandbali, 57.6 in Cuttack, 54.9 in Puri, 16.6 in Angul, 20.6
in Baripada, 30.4 in Keonjhar, 31 in Sambalpur, 14.7 in Hirakud, 26.4 in
Bolangir, 19.2 in Titlagarh, 20.6 in Malkangiri, 63 in Sonepur and 54 in
The capital city of Bhubaneswar recorded 9.5 mm rainfall.

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