Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department issued thunderstorm, lightning and rainfall alert for at least seven districts, including State capital city Bhubaneswar till 12 noon.
According to the latest Meteorological centre bulletin, light to moderate thunderstorm/lightning and light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur over some parts of the districts of Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda and Cuttack, including Bhubaneswar between 9 am and 12 noon.
The people in these districts have been advised to stay indoors during these hours to avoid any eventuality.
People of the State got some respite from sweltering heatwave even as parts of the State received pre-monsoon rains. Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds had drenched Bhubaneswar and several parts of the State, providing relief to people reeling under heat wave conditions for last one month.