Bhubaneswar: With the severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ inching towards Odisha coast with every passing moment the IMD Bhubaneswar Centre here has predicted a thunderstorm and lightning alert for seven districts of Odisha today.
As per a latest weather bulletin, districts like Cuttack, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Nayagarh, Puri and Rayagada will witness extreme weather conditions between 2 pm and 5 pm.
During the alerted period moderate rainfall accompanied by wind with a speed of 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph will also hit these areas, added the bulletin.
As per the Odisha Special Relief Commissioner’s office, the severe cyclonic storm Fani will make a landfall at Balukhand in Puri at around 11.30 am tomorrow with the wind speed reaching 180 kmph at places.
Similarly, as per IMD, the wind speed at the place of landfall will be 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.