Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thundershowers and rain in some parts of the state in the next three days.
Director of Bhubaneswar Met Centre HR Biswas said rain and thunder shower are likely at many places in interior and coastal Odisha in the next 24 hours.
It predicted rain and thunder shower at a few places in Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Koraput, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj districts. There is no heavy rainfall warning, it added.
Meanwhile, Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office said, there is no flood situation in the state even as it has been raining across the state. Water level in all the rivers is below danger level, it said.
The authorities of Hirakud Dam have closed all sluice gates of the reservoir. The water level in the dam is 610.60 ft at 9 am Monday against its capacity of 630 ft water, they said.
SRC office sources said rainfall has occurred at many places with heavy rainfall at one or two places in the state in the last 24 hours. The average rainfall recorded in the last 24 hours is 11.6 mm while six districts have received average rainfall of above 20 mm.
The districts which received good rainfall were Deogarh (24.8 mm), Boudh and Kendrapara (24.1 mm), Rayagada (22.8 mm), Khurda (22.7 mm) and Jharsuguda (20.1 mm).
Average rainfall in remaining 24 districts remained below 20 mm during past 24 hours, it said. The average rainfall for the month of July (up to 30th) comes to a surplus of 28.5 per cent of the long term average rainfall.
Similarly, the cumulative average rainfall of the state from June 1 till July 30 this year is a surplus of 7.0 per cent over the long term average rainfall.