Suryakant Jena

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar today continued thunderstorm, lightning and rainfall alert for several districts of the State.

As per the latest bulletin issued by the IMD, moderate thunderstorm with gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph, lightning and light to moderate rainfall is likely to continue at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara till 2 PM today.

People living in the mentioned districts have been cautioned to stay alert during the thunderstorm activity.

Earlier today morning, the Met department had issued thunderstorm and rainfall warning for five districts while yesterday, the weatherman had forcecast thunderstorm alert for 14 districts in Odisha.

Even though the thunderstorm activities have been quite active in several parts of Odisha ahead of the onset of the monsoon this year, heat condition continues to persist in the State.