Thunderstorm, rainfall warning issued for 9 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: Amid advancement of the South-west monsoon towards Odisha, the Regional Meteorological department today issued thunderstorm and rainfall warning for nine districts in the State.

The weather department issued warning in the districts–Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, Nuapada, Sundergarh and Bolangir. According to a release by the Met department, thunderstorm, lightning and light to moderate rainfall is likely to continue at one or two places over the mentioned districts between 5 pm and 8pm today.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department on Sunday said that despite a delay of around one week, the South-east monsoon has now further advanced in most parts of south Arabian Sea, regions of Lakshadweep, some parts of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu.

It also pointed out that the conditions were becoming favourable for the monsoon to advance into some parts of Northeastern states over the next 48 hours till Tuesday.