The 24 hours ending Monday morning saw heavy to very heavy rainfall being over North-East and adjoining East India as the laggard low-pressure area over North-West Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast held on gamely for the third day.

Areas benefiting from the overnight rainfall are Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Some of these have been nursing a deficit from the South-West monsoon that official drew to a close on September 30.

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Stations recording significant rainfall (in cm) are: Kendrapara-15; Tuting-13; Baghmara-10; Nawapara and Kondagaon-9 each; Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Srikakulam, Jashpur, Singrauli, Kokrajhar and Dhemaji-8 each; and Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur-7 each.

Gradual progress to N-E monsoon

Meanwhile, a new low-pressure likely forming over the Andaman Sea and adjoining East-Central Bay by Friday would scale up rainfall yet again over Odisha, and

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