No respite from scorching heat in Odisha; Heatwave alert issued for 7 districts

Heatwave warning has been issued for seven districts of the state including Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sonpur and Boudh for today.

Bhubaneswar: All people across Odisha are suffering from the sizzling heatwave that is sweeping across the state for the past few days. Many places of the state have recorded temperatures above 43 degrees yesterday. As per Meteorological Centre predictions, the mercury level may rise further up to 45 degrees in some places of the state.

Heatwave warning has been issued for seven districts of the state including Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sonpur and Boudh for today.

Yesterday, Baripada town in Mayurbhanj district and Jharsuguda recorded the highest temperature at 44.2 degree Celcius. As many as 10 places of the state recorded temperature above 43 degrees yesterday. Bhubaneswar, Balangir and Boudh recorded 43.7 degrees each, while Nuapada recorded 43.6 degree C. Titlagarh and Soneup have recorded a temperature of 43.2 degree Celcius each, while Angul recorded 43.1 degree Celcius and Sundergarh along with Sambalpur recorded 43.0 degree Celcius.

For the first time, the twin city Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded temperatures above 42 degree Celsius.

In view of the severe heatwave, the state government has announced a holiday for all schools and Anganwadi centers in the state for today and tomorrow. The temperature may drop in the state after tomorrow. Temperatures are likely to drop by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius with the arrival of fresh rainfall.

Also Read: Baripada, Jharsuguda boil at 44.2 degree C, record the highest temperatures today in Odisha

 
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