Severe Heat Wave Grips Odisha, Mercury Crosses 40 Degree Mark In 9 Places
Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions continued to wreak havoc in the state, with as many as nine places in the state recording a maximum temperature of more than 40 degree Celsius. Balangir was the hottest place in the state today, which recorded a maximum temperature of 42.2 degree Celsius.
Closely following Balangir were Talcher and Angul which recorded a temperature of 42.1 degree Celsius.
Other towns where the mercury crossed the 40-degree mark are- Titlagarh (41.5), Malkangiri (41.2), Bhawanipatna (41), Jharsuguda (40.6), Sambalpur (40.2) and Sonepur (40).
The average temperature of other important towns of the state is as follows- Chandbali (38.4), Keonjhar (38), Sundargarh (39) and Hirakud (39.6).
The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded a maximum temperature of 39.7 and 38.5 degree Celsius respectively.
According to the regional MeT Department, the temperature may soar by 2-3 degree Celsius during the next 3-4 days in the interior parts of the state.
The IMD has also forecasted that rain or thundershower is likely to occur at a few places over coastal Odisha and at one or two places over interior Odisha.