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Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today has issued a red warning for thunderstorms and lightning in 12 districts of Odisha.
Moderate to intense thunderstorm with lightning, gusty surface wind speed 50-60 kmph and moderate to intense rain likely to continue in some parts of districts of Khordha, Keonjhar, Cuttack, Kandhamal, Boudh, Cuttack, Anugul, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, and Kendrapada, during next 3 hours.
As per the forecast of the IMD yesterday, thunderstorms with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal and thunderstorm with lightning very likely to occur at one or two places over the rest districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours.
The IMD also said that light to moderate rain or thundershower are very likely to occur at many places over the Coastal districts of Odisha like Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sundergarh and at a few places over the rest districts of the State.