Bhubaneswar, August 8 (LocalWire) The deep depression created over Bay of Bengal earlier this week has started moving towards west India as it weakens on its way, thereby easing flood concerns in Odisha.
The deep depression will continue to move towards Chhatishgarh and Madhya Pradesh from its earlier position seen at Jharkhand on Thursday early morning. It will continue to move westwards and weaken into a low pressure, India Meteorological Department said in early morning forecast Thursday.
The gradual departure of the low pressure system from Odisha reflected in rainfall situation.
In the last 24 hours, the most vulnerable Malkangiri district received only 29 mm rainfall, compared with more than 100mm rainfall recorded in the previous comparable period.
As a result, flood waters have started receding in local rivers of Malkangiri and Koraput districts.
However, as the system moved towards west India, western and south-western districts received heavy rains Wednesday.
Bolangir received highest rainfall at 212 mm, followed by Koraput which saw 167.5 mm of rainfall while Jharsuguda received third highest rainfall in past 24 hours at 125.5 mm, according to rainfall data published by the IMD Thursday morning.
With an active monsoon amid low pressure system, rainfall accompanied by thunder storm might be experienced in many parts of the state, IMD said in early morning forecast.