Bhubaneswar: Thunderstorm accompanied with squally wind speed reaching 70 –80 KMPH gusting to 90 KMPH, moderate to intense rain likely to affect some parts of districts of Cuttack, Jajpur, Kendrapada & Jagatsinghpur within next three hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in nowcast warning issued at 4:50 PM.
The IMD has issued a ‘Red’ alert for the aforementioned districts.
Further, thunderstorm with lightning & gusty surface wind speed reaching 40 to 50 KMPH and light to moderate Rain, is likely to affect some parts of Bhubaneswar & Cuttack cities.
The weather agency has cautioned that under its impact minor damage to loose/unsecured structures, minor damage to Banana trees and some damage to standing crops may occur.
The IMD has advised people to take shelter at safer places.