Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 4 districts of Odisha.
The alert has been sounded for Ganjam, Kandhamal, Boudh and Mayurbhanj.
As per the latest IMD bulletin, “thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rain with gusty surface wind speed reaching 30/40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between between 11.30 AM and 2.30 PM today.
People in these districts are advised to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.
Besides, the Earth Network has predicted dangerous thunderstorm and lightning alert for Jagannathprasad, Bhanjanagar blocks of Ganjam district; G Udayagiri, Tikabali, Chakapad and Khajuripada blocks of Kandhamal district; Dasapalla block of Nayagarh district and Harbhanga block of Boudh district within 12.00 pm today.