List of District-wise average rainfall in Odisha

Due to this cyclone, in many areas of North Odisha, heavy to severe rainfall has been witnessed. The highest rainfall was recorded at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district at around 304mm. At Bhadrak’s Chandbali 228mm, at Kendrapada’s Rajnagar the rainfall was recorded at 275mm and at Jagatsinghpur the rainfall was recorded at 271mm. In this way in 36 places of our state, around 110-304mm of rain was recorded, SRC Odisha, Pradeep Jena informed media.

Similarly, in 37 places of our state, rainfall between 50-100mm was recorded. Therefore, today a considerable amount of rainfall was recorded. In all the places with heavy rainfall in North Coastal Odisha particularly in Bhadrak and Balasore districts, especially in places where the water level has increased adjoining the coast; a high level of flooding has been observed.

In a statement Relief Commissioner, Jena elaborated, on the right part of the cyclone’s path more flooding would be observed, whereas on the left part it would be lesser. Therefore from 9 AM till it crosses Balasore district, it will take around 5-6 hours. By 3 PM in Balasore and Bhadrak districts maximum effect of the cyclone will be observed. Whereas by today afternoon the wind speed will increase at Mayurbhanj district and rainfall is likely to be witnessed. After the cyclone will move towards Mayurbhanj, around midnight or early morning the cyclone will leave Odisha after entering Jharkhand.

Pratika Priyadarshini