Nine more districts to experience thunderstorm, rainfall today


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall warning for nine districts of Odisha till 8.30 pm today.

The alert has been sounded for Malkangiri, Koraput, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Khurda including Bhubaneswar and Mayurbhanj.

“Light thundershower and lightning with one or two spells of intense rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 4.30 pm and 8.30 pm today,” read the latest IMD bulletin.

People in these districts are advised to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.

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