IMD issues lightning warning for 21 districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here today issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for as many as 21 districts of Odisha.

Thunderstorm with lightning likely to occur in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Khordha, Deogarh, Cuttack, Puri, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Keonjahr, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Ganjam, Bargarh, Jajpur and Kandhamal between 2 pm and 6 pm today, a bulletin of the meteorological centre said.

People in these districts have been advised to take shelter in nearby building or other safety locations.

The Met department also predicted that heavy rainfall likely to occur in the above districts during four hours.





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