Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological department has warned of moderate thunderstorm and lightning with light rainfall and gusty winds at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Keonjhar, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jajpur, Balasore, Nayagarh, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj.
As per the latest forecast, the alert has been issued till 7:30 PM today.
Thunderstorm with lightning and rain will occur in Sukinda-Danagadi-Rasulpur-Jajpur-Dharmasala-Badchana-Korei-Dasrathpur-Bari-Binjharpur of Jajpur district and Kankadahad-Bhuban-Gandia of Dhenkanal district by 5.30 PM today.
The office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has also issued dangerous thunderstorm and lightning alert for Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Ganjam districts in Odisha.
Officials stated that thunderstorm with lightning and rain will occur in Koraput-Baipariguda-Kundra-Jeypore-Upper kola-Lamptaput-Semiliguda-Narayanpatna-Bandugaon of Koraput district and Mathili-Khairaput-Malkangiri of Malkangiri district by 5.30 PM today
As per the data available from the Earth Networks, dangerous thunderstorm and lightning alert has been issued for Jashipur, Karanjia and Shamakhunta blocks of Mayurbhanj district within 4.17 PM today.
Dangerous Thunderstorm and Lightning Alert was also predicted at Ghatgaon, Harichandanpur blocks of Keonjhar district; Sukinda and Danagadi blocks of Jajpur district; Bhuban and Kankadahad blocks of Dhenkanal district within 4.20 PM today.
People of Buguda, Bellaguntha and Jagannathprasad blocks of Ganjam district have also been warned of dangerous thunderstorm and lightning alert till 4.18 PM today.
Earlier, dangerous Thunderstorm and Lightning Alert was issued for Jashipur, Karanjia and Shamakhunta blocks of Mayurbhanj district till 4.17 PM today. The alert was also issued in Ghatagaon, Harichandanpur, Anandapur and Ghasipura blocks of Keonjhar district.