Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre has issued thunderstorm, lightning alert for seven districts till 1:15 PM today.
People in Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Koraput, Bargarh, Malkangiri districts have been asked to remain alert till 1.15 PM today.
Moreover, the Met department has warned of moderate rainfall at one or two places over the seven districts.
Earlier on Friday, the Met department had predicted rain along with thunderstorm and lightning in north Odisha in the next 24 hours.
Heavy rain was also predicted over isolated places of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Dhenkanal districts in the next 24 hours.
The Met office also informed that a low pressure is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal on August 19 triggering a slight increase in rain across the State from August 20.