Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre has put 19 districts on thunderstorm alert till 8 pm today.
As per the latest wather bulletin, moderate thunderstorm accompanied with light rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over districts of Malkangiri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadark, Jajpur, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Angul, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Khurda (including State capital Bhubaneswar), Kandhamal, Bargarh, Sonepur, Boudh and Bolangir between 5 pm and 8 pm today.
People of the 19 districts were asked to remain alert during the three hours to avert any mishap.
Meanwhile, the IMD has withdrawn the heatwave warning as many parts of the State witnessed thunderstorm with rainfall activity on Wednesday night. The maximum temperature has also decreased significantly thereby bringing relief from the sweltering heat wave condition.