Bhubaneswar: After leaving trails of
devastation in Andhra Pradesh, cyclone `Laila` continued to
trigger rains in coastal Orissa on Sunday bringing respite from
the sweltering heat.
Many places in coastal and south Orissa districts
like Ganjam, Puri, Kandhamal, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and
Kendrapara were lashed by heavy to moderate showers for the
last three days, official sources said.
The meteorological centre here forecast heavy rain at
some places in coastal parts in the next two days accompanied
by strong and gusty surface wind with speeds reaching 45-50
kmph and advised fishermen not to venture into the sea.
Rain or thundershower is likely to occur at many
places over coastal Orissa and some places over interior parts
of the state, it said.
In state capital Bhubaneswar 48 mm intermittent
rainfall was recorded, while seaside pilgrim town Puri
received around 40 mm rains during the day, the Met office