IMD issues thunderstorm, lightning warning for 13 Odisha districts

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Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for 13 districts today.

The districts have been put on alert are Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Balasore, Kandhamal, Deogarh, Khurda, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Cuttack.

The latest Doppler weather radar and images indicate that thunderstorm accompanied by hail and gusty surface wind speed reaching 50 to 60 kmph and heavy rain is likely to occur at these places between 3.45 pm and 7.45 pm, a bulletin issued by IMD read.

People in these districts have been advised not to venture outside during this period.

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