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Heavy rains lash Odisha, Puri records highest rainfall

Bhubaneswar: The highest rainfall of 12.0 mm was recorded in Puri today even as the IMD warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall, under influence of a well marked low pressure over west central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal in southern and coastal Odisha within next 24 hours.

Puri is followed by 11.0 mm in Ganjam, 10.6 mm in Nayagarh, 9.4 mm in Khurda, 7.1 mm in Jagatsinghpur, 6.7 mm in Jajpur, 6.1 mm in Bhadrak, 4.8 mm in Kendrapara, 3.8 mm in Balasore, 3.6 mm in Cuttack, 3.5 mm in Dhenkanal, 2.7 mm in Mayurbhanj, 1.6 mm in Gajapati, 1.1 mm in Keonjhar and 0.6 mm in Kandhamal, said a communique issued by the Special Relief Commissioner.

At least 15 districts namely Angul, Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Sundargarh did not receive any rainfall.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department said the low pressure over Bay of Bengal, situated nearly 565 kilometres away from Gopalpur, will develop into deep depression in the next 24 hours.

'Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Nayagarh, Gajapati, Rayagada and Kandhamal districts are likely to face heavy rainfall under its influence till November 17,' the IMD said.

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