The IMD, in its latest bulletin, issued an orange warning for thunderstorm and lightning over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Koraput, Gajapati and Rayagada till 8.30 am of Saturday.
Thunderstorm with lightning accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph very likely to occur at isolated places over the nine districts during next 24 hours, said the bulletin.
The IMD also issued a yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Angul, Boudh, Sundargarh, Malkangiri, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur during the period.
The weathermen also forecast light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Nabarangpur and at one or two places over the rest districts of the State during next 24 hours.
Today, the highest maximum temperature of 42 degree Celsius was recorded at Titilagarh and the lowest minimum temperature of 19 degree Celsius was recorded at Cuttack in the State, the bulletin added.