Bhubaneswar: The regional Meteorological Department today forecasted heavy rains in next 24 hours across the state under the influence of a tropical line over Telangana and Deccan Plateau.
Heavy rains will also occur in interior and coastal parts of Odisha between October 6 and October 8 and will continue till 10th.
The Indian Meteorological Department also issued thunderstorm and lightning warning for 15 districts of the state till 5.30 PM today.
Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Keonjhar, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Dhenkanal are likely to witness lightning and thunderstorm.
People are advised to remain in-house during the lightning period.