Thunderstorm, lightning alert for 12 Odisha districts

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here today issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 12 districts of Odisha.

Thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places over Puri, Khurda, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh and Ganjam districts till 2.30 pm today.

Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and moderate rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between till 2.30 pm today, a special bulletin 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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