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Thunderstorm, lightning alert for 13 districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 13 districts of Odisha till 7.30 pm today.The Met office has sounded alert for Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Puri, Nayagarh, Dhenkanal, Cuttack (including Cuttack town), Khurda (including Bhubaneswar), Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Angul districts.'Latest Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and moderate rainfall is likely to occur over these districts between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm today,' a statement of the Met office said.
The weatherman cautioned people in these districts to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure. 

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