9 Odisha districts alerted against lightning, rains

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar predicted heavy rains and lightning in nine districts of Odisha on Thursday.

The met department has predicted lighting between 8.45 am and 12.45 am on Thursday.

The districts which are likely to witness heavy rains and lightning are Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Bargarh and Nuapara.

“Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and spells of rain likely to occur in the nine districts between 8.45 am and 12.45 pm today,” said an official release.