IMD issues thunderstorm alert for 4 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The IMD Bhubaneswar Centre here has issued thunderstorm and rain alert for at least four districts of Odisha till 4 pm today.

As per the latest Nowcast of MeT department, moderate thunderstorm accompanied by light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over districts like Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh and Nuapada during the alerted period.

During the extreme weather conditions, gusty wind with speed reaching 30 to 40 kmph is also likely to prevail at a number of places in the alerted districts, it added.

As a precautionary measure, the IMD has cautioned people in these districts against venturing out and advised to stay in safe places to avoid casualty.

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