Sambalpur:22/7/18; Burla in Sambalpur district has set a new record of highest rainfall with 622 mm of rain experienced in a single day.
The master control room at Hirakud dam project has recorded the rainfall which has got the better of all previous rainfall record. On August 19, 1982 Sambalpur had experienced 581.9 mm, which was the previous record of highest rainfall in 24 hours span, said Special Relief Commissioner, Bishnupada Sethy.
The average rainfall of the state recorded on July 22 for the last 24 hours however stood at 81.3 mm.
Many parts of the State experienced very heavy rainfall in last 24 hrs.
6 Districts have received average rainfall of 100 mm and above (Sambalpur-247.3 mm, Boudh-245.5 mm, Subarnapur-227.8 mm, Bargarh-146.5 mm, Kandhamal-132.4 mm and Angul-104.5 mm)
While Maneswar in Sambalpur experiences 510.0 mm rainfall, Dhankuada in the sama district recorded 487 mm rainfall in past 24 hours. Similarly Biramaharajpur in Subarnapur recorded 430 mm rainfall in past 24 hours.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places over the districts of interior Odisha with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places over Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, and Nuapada districts.
Rain and Thunder-Shower is also likely to occur at many places over Odisha, according SRC office sources.