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16 more districts put on thunderstorm, lightning alert till 8 pm

Bhubaneswar: The regional meteorological centre warned of thunderstorm and lightning warning in 16 districts between 5 pm and 8 pm today.

As per the prediction of the MeT centre, parts of Angul, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Khordha, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nayagarh, Puri and Rayagada will experience moderate thunderstorm and lightning.

The latest weather bulletin also predicted light to moderate rainfall and gusty wind at 40 kmph likely to occur in these areas during this period.

“Moderate thunderstorm/lightning with light to moderate rainfall and gusty wind speed reaching 30 to 40 kmph likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Angul, Dhenkanal and Koraput districts between 5 pm and 8 pm,” read the MeT bulletin.

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