Odisha will receive heavy rainfall till 25th June as the southwest monsoon winds are becoming active in the state. The state has received about 17.3 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours due to monsoon activity.
The state is likely to receive heavy rainfall with thunderstorms as the Bay of Bengal monsoon is active. The Bhubaneswar Meteorological Department has forecast 7 to 11 cm of rainfall in some areas.
Balangir recorded maximum rainfall of 10.3 mm yesterday followed by Koraput 10 mm, Dhenkanal 7.2 mm, Bhawanipatna 6 mm and Kendujhar 2 mm. The maximum rainfall in the last 24 hours was 110 mm in Boudh, 77.7 mm in Paradip, 65.8 mm in Subarnapur and 56.2 mm in Nabarangpur.
The meteorological department has forecasted a low-pressure line from southern Haryana to the entire south-eastern Bay of Bengal, Bihar and West Bengal. There is a possibility of thunderstorms in various parts of the interior and coastal Odisha in the next 24 hours.
Heavy rains are expected in Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Balangir, Kendujhar, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj districts. The department has issued yellow warnings in the above districts in the view of lightning strikes in some places.