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Lightning, thunderstorm warning issued for 15 Odisha districts

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Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) today issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for fifteen districts of Odisha.

The districts are Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Sundergarh, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Ganjam, Khordha, Puri, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Malkangiri.

“Latest doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and spells of rain likely to occur over the six districts till 8.00 pm,” a bulletin of the Meteorological Centre said.

People in these districts have been cautioned to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.