Heavy rainfall, lightning alert for six districts of Odisha


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm, lightning and heavy rainfall warning for six districts of Odisha till 6.30 pm today.

The Met office has sounded alert for Puri, Khurda, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal and Kendrapara districts.

“Latest Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and heavy rainfall is likely to occur over these districts between 2.30 pm and 6.30 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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