Devbrat Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre has warned of moderate thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and rainfall at one or two places over five districts of Odisha. People in all these districts have been asked to remain alert till 8 PM tonight.

As per the latest release of the SRC, moderate thunderstorm, lightning and light to moderate rainfall with hail and gusty wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph is likely to occur at one or two places in these districts between 5PM and 8PM.

The alert has reportedly been issued for Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Ganjam and Nayagarh districts.

The Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar has forecast moderate thunderstorm and lightning in 11 districts of Odisha till 7:30 pm today. The warning was issued till 5.30 PM initially but was later extended till 7:30 PM.

Similar warnings were issued for Koraput, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nuapada, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur on Friday between 4:30PM and 7:30PM.