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Thunderstorm, lightning alert for 15 districts in Odisha

2/04/2019 at 4:17 PM

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar centre today issued thunderstorm and lighting alert for as many as fifteen districts of Odisha between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm today.

The districts likely to be affected are Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Khurda, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara.

“Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 KMPH at one or two places of these districts and light to moderate rain over some parts of these areas are likely to occur between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm today,” said a MeT bulletin.

People in the regions have been advised to stay indoors or take shelter at safe places during the period.

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