Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre today issued thunderstorm and heavy rainfall warning for as many as 18 places of Odisha.
“Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and intense spells of rain likely to occur over the districts of Angul, Cuttack including Cuttack town, Khurda including Bhubaneswar, Jagatsinghpur including Paradip, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Koraput and Malkangiri between 2 pm and 6 pm, a bulletin of the Meteorological Centre said
On the other hand, the low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal & Odisha persists. Associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height also persists. It is likely to become more marked during next 24 hours.
Under its influence, rainfall is likely to continue in Odisha till August 21.