Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department issued thunderstorm, lightning and rainfall alert for nine districts till 2 pm today.
“Light thunderstorm/lightning and lightning to moderate rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar between 11 and 2 pm,”
The people in these districts have been asked to remain alert and stay indoors during the period to avoid any accident.
Meanwhile, people of the State got some respite from sweltering heatwave even as parts of the State received rains due to the cyclonic circulation on NW Bay of Bengal.
Under its impact, cloudy weather is likely to prevail across the State for next two days.