Weather Alert: Thunderstorm, lightning likely in 10 districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has warned of thunderstorm accompanied by lightning at one or two places over 10 districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours.

As per the forecast, thunderstorm accompanied by lightningl may occur at one or two places in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Angul, Dhenkanal and in rest of the districts of North Odisha. Alert for light rain has been issued for Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri and Ganjam districts of South Odisha.

“In the next 24 hours, rainfall is likely to occur in many places in north & coastal districts of Odisha. Five districts namely Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Angul and Dhenkanal are likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied by lightning,” said a senior official of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre.

Earlier in the day, heavy rain lashed the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and many coastal areas of the State. Officials of the Met department have asked the concerned administrations to remain alert for the next two days.

The Met office has further predicted rainfall in coastal and interior areas till February 18 of this month.