Thunderstorm and lightning alert for 5 Odisha dists


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for five districts of Odisha till 6 pm today.

The Met office has sounded alert for Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, Ganjam and Kandhamal districts.

“Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm with lightning and light rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 3 pm and 6 pm,” the Met office said in a release today.

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

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