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Monsoon arrives in Odisha 2 days ahead of schedule

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

hit today, two days ahead of the scheduled arrival in the state, a said.

"has touched some parts of district today, two days before the expected date of onset of monsoon," of the in Bhubaneswar, H R Biswas told

Conditions are favourable for further advancement of the and it is likely to cover more areas in south bringing rainfall in the next 24 hours," he said.

"The monsoon is likely to cover other parts of the state within the next 48 hours," Biswas said adding that is expected to experience normal rainfall this year.

In addition to monsoon rains, northern parts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall under the impact of a low pressure in next 24 hours, Biswas said.

Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea from tonight in view of rough conditions.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 20:15 IST