MET dept predicts heavy rains, lightning in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicts heavy rains and lightning in 14 districts; advises people to stay alert till 12:30 pm .
The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, Director S Sahu said the rainfall continued in the state since last week due to an active south-west monsoon.

He said many places on Sunday experienced rainfall at many places over interior and coastal region. The chief amounts of rainfall recorded in centimeters are: Bargaon in Sundargarh (nine cm), Batagaon in Sambalpur, Deogaon in Jharsuguda district, Phulbani in Kandhamal district and Bamra in Sambalpur district (seven cm) each.