17 districts alerted against intense rains, lightning

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar has predicted heavy rains and lightning to occur in 17 districts in Odisha by 10.30 am today.

The districts which are likely to witness heavy rains and lightning are Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khorda, Nayagarh, Keonjher, Angul, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal and Bolangir.

“Latest Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and intense rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over 17 districts of Odisha between 7.30 am and 10.30 am on Thursday,” said an official release.