Weather alert: Thunderstorm, rainfall in eight Odisha dists

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for eight districts of Odisha till 5.15 pm today.

The Met office has sounded alert for Ganjam, Gajapati, Nayagarh, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Kandhamal, Koraput and Malkangiri districts.

“Moderate thunderstorm and lightning with light rainfall and gusty wind speed reaching 30 to 40 KMPH likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 2.15 pm and 5.15 pm,” the latest IMD bulletin said.

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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