18 districts alerted against rains,  lightning

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar has predicted heavy rains and lightning to occur in 18 districts in Odisha by 9 am today.

The districts which are likely to witness heavy rains and lightning are Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Keonjher, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh,  Dhenkanal, Puri, Khordha, Gajapati, Ganjam, and Kandhamal.

“Latest Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and moderate rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over 18 districts of Odisha between 5 am and 9 am on Wednesday,” said an official release.