Heavy rain lashes Odisha, IMD points purple alert for six districts

Puri district in Odisha recorded its wettest ever September day on Monday, with a number of areas experiencing record-breaking rainfall.  . A purple alert was issued by the climate company for Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Nayagarh, Khorda, Dhenkanal districts.

The state is presently beneath the affect of a deep melancholy, which based on the India Meteorological Department (IMD), will cross by means of northern Odisha districts at present earlier than it weakens within the subsequent 24-hours.

The 24-hour rainfall recorded at varied areas in Puri was Astaranga – 530mm, Kakatpur – 525mm, Gopa – 331mm, Satyabadi – 328mm, Nimapara – 302mm, Pipili – 263mm, Brahmagiri – 240mm, Delanga – 228mm, Kanas – 212mm and  Krushnaprasad – 179.4mm.  Similar extraordinarily heavy rain spells have been reported at Paradip — 221mm and Sambalpur — 94mm in the course of the intervening night time of Sunday and Monday.

Puri district recorded 343mm up to now 24 hours whereas the traditional rainfall for September is 229.5mm, as per the information maintained by the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneshwar. The beforehand highest single-day rainfall over Puri throughout September was 210.8mm recorded on September 20, 1934. 

In reality, the southwest monsoon begins its withdrawal in September. Odisha’s regular rainfall for the month is 226.6mm. 

The newest replace supplied by the IMD means that the deep melancholy had crossed north Odisha coast near Chandbali on Monday morning. This system continues to stay largely over northwest Bay of Bengal and can move north-northwestwards alongside north Odisha and north Chhattisgarh. 

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