Thunderstorm, lightning alert for 19 districts of Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 19 districts of Odisha till 3.30 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 the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Cuttack, Khordha including Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar and mayurbhanj between 11.30 am and 3.30 pm, 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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