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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here today issued thunderstorm, lightning and heavy rainfall warning for 15 districts of Odisha till 2 pm today.

The Met office has sounded alert for Khurda (including Bhubaneswar), Cuttack, Mayurbhanja, Balasore, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Kandhamal,Sundargarh and Deogarh districts

“Latest Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that severe thunderstorm accompanied with lightning, intense rainfall and strong surface wind is very likely to occur over these districts till 2 pm today,” a statement of the Met office said.

The weatherman cautioned people in these districts to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.

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