Bhubaneswar, Oct 16: Several parts of the City and its outskirts Balianta and Balipatna received rain on Saturday. Though it was cloudy since early morning, it started to rain around 10.30 am and the downpour continued till noon.
Several roads across the city witnessed traffic jams due to rainfall. Many people were seen taking shelter under shops to avoid getting drenched.
The IMD has issued a yellow warning to several districts in the state. ” Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, and Puri. Thunderstorms with lightning are very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar Mayurbhanj, and Dhenkanal,” the IMD said.