Yellow alert for heatwave issued for eight districts of Odisha
The regional center of the India Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar has issued a yellow warning for heatwave in eight districts of the state.
Bhubaneswar: The regional center of the India Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar has issued a yellow warning for heatwave in eight districts of the state. The districts are Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Deogarh, Angul and Balasore.
The MeT has also predicted that the day temperature at several places in Odisha is likely to increase by three to five Degrees Celsius in two days. Likewise, heatwave warning has been issued for seven districts for tomorrow that April 15. These districts are Deogarh, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Angul, Sonepur and Boudh.
Intense heat wave have prevailed over most parts of the state for the past few days with the day temperature remaining above 40 degrees in many places. As many as 25 towns including the Twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded temperature of over 40 Degrees Celsius on Thursday.
Yesterday, Baripada was recorded as the hottest town in Odisha with maximum temperature of 43.5 Degrees Celsius. It was followed by Angul, Boudh, and Sonepur that recorded 42.5 Degrees Celsius each.
The highest temperature of the day in Anugol, Sonepur and Boudh districts was recorded at 42.5 degrees and 42.2 degrees in Titlagarh yesterday. Balangir, Bhavanipatna and Talcher recorded a maximum day temperature of 42 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded maximum temperatures of 40.8 and 41.4 Degrees Celsius, respectively.
Western and interior Odisha is burning with the boiling heat. The mercury crosses 30 degrees by 8 am in many place and as the day day progress the temperature rises an unbearable level.
Meanwhile, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Pramila Malik said that all kinds of necessary measures have been taken in view of the severe heat wave conditions.
“All the Collectors are fully alert. In view of the severe heat wave conditions, all kinds of necessary measures have been taken as per the directions of the government,” said Malik.
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