Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for nine Odisha districts between 1 PM to 4 PM today.
The alert has been sounded for Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Cuttack, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Koraput, Khurda, inclduing Bhubaneswar.
Besides, dangerous thunderstorm and lightning alert have been issued for Bhubaneswar and Jatni blocks of Khurda district till 2.59 PM.
“Moderate thunderstorm/lightning & light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 1 PM to 4 PM today,” the latest IMD bulletin said.
People in these districts are advised to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.