Despite the onset of the monsoon, Odisha has witnessed 37 percent less rainfall than the normal rainfall range between June 1 and 24, as informed by the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar.
According to the reports, HR Biswas, Director of Regional Met Centre, said that the State received 97.8 mm of rainfall between June 1 and 24 against the normal rainfall of 156.1 mm. During this period, the Boudh district recorded 206.4 mm of rainfall, an excess of 40 percent.
Several districts- Angul, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, and Nuapada experienced normal rainfall so far. Similarly, Odisha recorded 76.7 mm of rainfall between June 16 and June 24 against the normal range of 76.8 mm.
As per the IMD, a cyclonic circulation over southeast Uttar Pradesh and the neighborhood persists and another cyclonic circulation lies over Jharkhand and the neighborhood. There is a possibility of an increase in rainfall activities in several parts of the State from June 24 till June 29, 2022.
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