**Bhubaneswar:** The Regional Meteorological Centre has forecasted thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and rainfall at one or two places over 21 districts of Odisha.
The alert has been issued for Khurda, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Bargarh, Angul, Nayagarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada, Sundergarh, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda districts.
People in all these districts have been asked to remain alert till 10.30 am.
Thunderstorm activity with squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph is likely over coastal Odisha and north-west Bay of Bengal area on 26th and 27th Feb. Thus, fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea in coastal odisha and north-west Bay of Bengal on those two days.