Bhubaneswar: The regional meteorological department issued thunderstorm and lighting warning for 16 districts in Odisha here on Thursday.
The alert has been issued for Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Sonepur, Puri, Khurda, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore and Bhadrak.
As per the latest bulleting of the regional meteorological department, thunderstorm and lightning warning has been issued from 3 pm to 7 pm today.
Besides, heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in one or two places in southern region of the state and heavy rainfall is predicted for northern parts of Odisha.
Meanwhile, several places in Odisha also witnessed heavy rainfall mostly in northern interior parts and southern pockets today.
Burla in Sambalpur recorded 18cm rainfall, 12cm in Kirmira in Jharsuguda district, 11cm Binika in Sonepur district, 10 cm each in Hirakud in Sambalpur district and Bargaon in Sundergarh district, the met department bulletin said.