Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an Orange message at 1.30 PM today warning moderate rain/thundershowers with one or two intense/heavy spells of rain in some parts of districts of Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Nuapara and Baragarh within next three hours.
Further, light to moderate thundershower is likely to affect some parts of districts of Jagasinghpur, Jajpur, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bolangir, Deogarh, Angul, Sambalpur and Sonepur Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Dhenkanal within the next three hours, the IMD’s warning said.
The IMD has advised people to keep a watch on the weather and accordingly move to safer places to protect themselves from lightning strikes.
The IMD has warned of likely water logging in the low lying areas, occasional poor visibility and traffic disruption in urban areas.
Citizens have been asked to avoid movement in the affected area and do arrangements for drainage of excess water.