28 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre has forecast thunderstorm with lightning and moderate rain for several places of the State today.
The districts are Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Ganjam and Gajapati. The alert has been raised from 5 pm to 7 pm. Dangerous Thunderstorm and Lightning Alert is also expected in Astaranga, Kakatpur, Nimapada, Pipili, Delanga and Kanas blocks of Puri District and Balipatna and Balianta blocks of Khurda District have also been issued.
According to Earth Networks, dangerous thunderstorm and lightning might occur especially in Niali and Kantapada blocks of Cuttack district; Jagatsinghpur, Biridi, Balikuda, Ersama and Nuagaon blocks of Jagatsinghpur district.
Earlier in the day, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj and Balasore had been alerted from 12.15 to 4.15 pm.
According to reports, gusty winds with speed reaching up to 40-50km/hr likely to be witnessed during the time.