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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Nor'wester rain accompanied by hailstorm and strong gusty winds reaching speed of 50 to 60 kmph will continue to lash Odisha till May 4, the regional office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

"Severe thunder squalls and heavy rainfall will occur at isolated places over parts of eastern India comprising Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and northeastern states during next two to three days under influence of strong low level convergence, moisture incursion and presence of jet speed winds in the upper levels," the IMD reported.

The weathermen also predicted isolated thunder squalls with wind speed reaching 45 kmph occasionally along coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha. The fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea.

Earlier in the day, thunderstorm and lightning alert had been issued for 11 districts including Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Angul, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Ganjam and Khurda.

Meanwhile one person was killed and seven members of a family injured in separate incidents of lightning on Monday.

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