IMD Issues Heat Wave Alert For 9 Odisha Districts
Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heat wave alert for 9 districts in Odisha for the next three days.
According to a release by the regional MeT Department, heat wave conditions will intensify over the districts of Balangir, Bargarh, Boudh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Sambalpur and Sonepur between April 27-29.
On Friday, 9 towns in the state recorded a temperature of more than 40 degree Celsius. Titlagarh became the hottest place in Odisha at 44 degree Celsius. Closely following were Balangir (43 degrees C) and Jharsuguda (42.2 degrees C).
Other important towns where mercury crossed the 40-degree mark are Bhawanipatna (42), Malkangiri (42), Sonepur (42), Sambalpur (41.7), Hirakud (41.5), Angul (41.1) Sundergarh (40.5), Phulbani (40.2).
The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded a temperature of 38.2 and 39 degree Celsius respectively.
The IMD has forecasted that intense heat wave conditions in the state will prevail till April 30. Rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning may also occur during this period.