Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Institute (IMD) office today issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 13 districts in Odisha.
It also cautioned the people in these districts to take shelter in nearby buildings or safe locations.
The districts are Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Balasore, Kandhamal, Deogarh, Khurda, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Cuttack.
The latest Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and heavy rain likely to occur in the above mentioned districts between 3.45 pm and 7.45 pm, an IMD release said.
In the afternoon, various places places in the State including Bhubaneswar, received moderate to heavy rainfall.