Bhubaneswar: Amid the scorching heat, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for 14 districts across Odisha.
As per the latest forecast, moderate thunderstorm and lightning with light to moderate rainfall and gusty wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Nuapada, Bargarh, Ganjam, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Boudh, Angul, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Gajapati and Mayurbhanj districts between 4PM and 7PM today.
Prior to that, a moderate thunderstorm with lightning and rainfall warning was issued for Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Boudh, Keonjhar, Angul, Kandhamal, Nayagarh and Mayurbhanj districts till 5:30 PM today.
The Met officials further advised the people in these districts to remain alert as gusty winds reaching a speed of 30 to 40 kmph will also prevail during the thunderstorm.
Dangerous thunderstorm and lightning alert has been issued for Athamallik and Angul blocks of Angul district, Gania block of Nayagarh district, Harbhanga block of Boudh district within 3.51 PM today and Palalahada block of Angul district, Telkoi, Harichandanpur and Banspal blocks of Keonjhar district within 4.14 PM today.