Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued lightning warning in 16 districts of Odisha.
As per a bulletin of the local meteorological centre here, thunderstorm and lightning are likely to occur in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Keonjhar and Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Khurda, Devgarh, Cuttack, Puri, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Sundargarh and Angul districts till 4.30 pm today.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over south Odisha and heavy rain likely to occur at one or two places over north Odisha, the IMD forecasted.
It has advised people in these 16 districts to remain indoors during this period and move to safe locations like concrete houses to avoid any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, many places in the northern interior and southern parts of Odisha have witnessed heavy rainfall in couple of days.