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IMD issues thunderstorm alert for 8 Odisha districts

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here today has forecast thunderstorm, hail and gusty surface wind in as many as eight districts of Odisha between 4 pm and 8 pm today.

The districts likely to be affected are Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Jajpur, Khurdha, Cuttack, Angul and Dhenkanal, the IMD said in its latest bulletin.

“Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind speed reaching 50 to 60 kmph likely to occur over the districts of Keonjhar,Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Jajpur, Khurdha, Cuttack, Angul and Dhenkanal between 16:00 hrs IST & 20:00 hrs IST,” an IMD bulletin issued by its Regional Centre here this afternoon said.