Puri district in Odisha recorded its wettest ever September day on Monday, with a number of places 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 despair, which in response to the India Meteorological Division (IMD), will move by way of northern Odisha districts at this time earlier than it weakens within the subsequent 24-hours.
The 24-hour rainfall recorded at varied places 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. Related extraordinarily heavy rain spells have been reported at Paradip — 221mm and Sambalpur — 94mm throughout the intervening evening of Sunday and Monday.
Puri district recorded 343mm prior to now 24 hours whereas the conventional rainfall for September is 229.5mm, as per the data 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.
The truth is, the southwest monsoon begins its withdrawal in September. Odisha’s regular rainfall for the month is 226.6mm.
The most recent replace supplied by the IMD means that the deep despair had crossed north Odisha coast close to Chandbali on Monday morning. This method continues to stay largely over northwest Bay of Bengal and can transfer north-northwestwards alongside north Odisha and north Chhattisgarh.