Heavy rains lashed many parts of Odisha on Saturday, leading to waterlogging in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. IMD predicts more rain in the state. The waterlogging in the state capital led to traffic jams, made it difficult for people to drive vehicles in knee-deep water at many places and many slums and low-lying areas were submerged.
118.4 mm from 8.30 am to 11.30 am, Chandbali 68.2 mm, Bhubaneswar 35.2 mm, Balasore 13.5 mm, Paradip 6 mm, Puri 7.2 mm, Sambalpur 10.6 mm from 8.30 am. IMD informed that it rained till 11.30. Similarly, heavy rainfall activity was observed in many areas before 8.30 am, the IMD record said, with Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recording 14.7 mm and 41.8 mm rainfall by 8.30 am respectively.
The IMD has also warned of medium to heavy rains in state capital Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Warnings were issued of temporary traffic jams, slippery roads and waterlogging in low-lying areas. The IMD also said that rains are likely to increase in many districts of Odisha in the next four to five days.
According to the Met Office, the state received an average of 10.3 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. Similarly, the average rainfall recorded from July 1 to July 15 was 98.1 mm against the July average of 339.9 mm.
Cyclone formation is likely to occur in Northwest Bay of Bengal by Sunday, the Meteorological Department said. Under its influence, a low pressure is likely to form in the same area for the next two to three days.
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