Heavy rain lashes coast of Odisha, IMD points pink alert


Extraordinarily heavy rain lashed the coast of Odisha throughout the intervening night time of Sunday and Monday. Since 8.30 am on Sunday, the rainfall recorded (until 5.30 am of Monday) at Puri was 325 mm, Paradip 206 mm and Bhubaneshwar 192 mm.

As per the most recent updates supplied by the India Meteorological Division (IMD), the melancholy shaped within the Bay of Bengal final night had intensified right into a deep melancholy. Round 5.30 am on Monday, the system crossed the coast of Odisha close to Chandbali. This technique is essentially positioned over the northwest Bay of Bengal and is shifting north-northwestwards. Throughout its motion, it can trigger very intense rain over Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Nayagarh, Khorda, Dhenkanal districts of Odisha on Monday. The IMD has positioned these districts underneath ‘pink’ alert for the day.

The system is predicted to maneuver alongside north Odisha and north Chhattisgarh throughout the subsequent 24 hours earlier than weakening right into a melancholy.

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