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IMD issues thundershower & lightning alert for 19 districts

Bhubaneswar: The local India Meteorological Department centre issued an alert saying thundershower and lightning may occur in at least 19 districts between 7 pm and 10 pm today.

“Moderate thundershower and lightning with one or two spells of intense rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Puri, Khurda (including Bhubaneswar), Ganjam, Gajapati, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Keonjhar, Kalahandi, Angul, Deogadh, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda between 02/1900 hrs IST and 02/2200 hrs IST,” said the latest Meteorological bulletin.

Meanwhile, the low pressure that was expected to form over Bay of Bengal by August 4 shifted further due to tropical cyclone in the South China Sea.

Meanwhile, incessant rainfall has triggered flood-like situation in Malkangiri district disrupting traffic between Balimela and Malkangiri cut-off area with rainwater flowing over bridges in Korkunda and MV-37 areas.

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