Met issues thunderstorm, lightning alert for 10 districts of Odisha


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here today issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 10 districts of Odisha till 10.30 pm today.

The Met office has sounded alert for Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda and Nayagarh districts.

“Latest Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and moderate rainfall is likely to occur over these districts between 4.30 pm and 10.30 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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