Bhubaneswar: The local Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall with lightning in several district of Odisha today.
“Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm with lightning and heavy rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Bargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Angul, Dhenkanal and Gajapati between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm today,” a bulletin of the meteorological centre said.
It also predicted thunderstorm with lightning and heavy rainfall in Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts between 4.30 pm and 8.30 pm.
On the other hand, the meteorological centre has predicted that a cyclonic circulation is likely to form between August 15 and 17. North Odisha would experience heavy rainfall under its influence, it said.