Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department has issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for six districts in Odisha till 8.15 pm today.
As per the latest forecast, the alert has been issued for Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar and Angul districts, while people here have been advised to take shelter in safe places and avoid venturing out till 8.15 pm.
This apart, official sources said lightning and thunderstorm accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind reaching up to a speed of 50 to 60 kmph will occur in these districts.
“Excluding one or two places, day temperatures will fall across the state. Similar weather conditions will continue till May 4,” said an official of Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.
Subsequently, the temperature is expected to increase from May 5, the official added.