Bhubaneswar, July 14 (LocalWire): The average rainfall of the state recorded in the last 24 hours is 3.2 mm.
Three districts received average rainfall more than 10 mm.
The districts are Gajapati 16.9 mm, Malkanagiri 14.4 mm and Nayagarh 13.6 mm.
The 15 districts with average rainfall below 10 mm are Kalahandi 9.8 mm, Ganjam 9.8 mm, Nawarangpur 9.5 mm, Koraput 5.9 mm, Khordha 3.5 mm, Rayagada 3.1 mm, Boudh 2.7 mm, Puri 2.7 mm, Balangir 1.9 mm, Balasore 0.9 mm, Jagatsinghpur 0.8 mm, Mayurbhanj 0.5 mm, Sambalpur 0.3 mm, Cuttack 0.3 mm and Kandhamal 0.2 mm.
Twelve districts Angul, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Nuapada, Subarnapur and Sundargarh have not received any rainfall during the past 24 hours.
Only Block Kalimela in Malkanagiri district recorded the highest rainfall 82.0 mm.
The cumulative average rainfall of the state from 1 June to 14 July comes to a deficit of 21.8% over the long-term average rainfall.
Going by districts, 15 districts have received normal rainfall (+19% to -19%) whereas 12 districts have received deficit rainfall (shortfall of >19% up to 39%) during the period.
The remaining three districts have received severe deficit rainfall (shortfall of >39% up to 59%).
The block-wise rainfall data indicates that 20 blocks have received surplus rainfall of more than 19%, 110 blocks received normal rainfall (+19% to -19%), 103 blocks received deficit rainfall (shortfall of >19% up to 39%), 64 blocks received severe deficit rainfall (shortfall of >39% up to 59%) and 17 blocks received scanty rainfall i.e. deficit by more than 59% during the period from 1 June to 14July.