Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre forecast thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and light to moderate rainfall in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj and Balasore today.
People of the four districts have been advised to remain alert between 12.15 pm and 4.15 pm as gusty winds with speed reaching up to 40-50km/hr likely to be witnessed during the period.
As per the forecast, thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj and Balasore from 12.15 to 4.15 pm today afternoon.
The MeT Centre also has forecast thunderstorm and rain alert for several places in coastal districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Kendrapara today.
Some other interior parts of the State like Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Koraput are also likely to witness thunderstorm and rain.