Bhubaneswar: With heatwave condition prevailing across Odisha during scorching summer, Bhubaneswar today recorded 43 degree Celsius, becoming the hottest place in the State for second consecutive day.
The mercury touched 43 degree Celsius in Bhubaneswar by 2.30 pm today, the Regional Meteorological Centre informed.
Total six places recorded 40 degree Celsius or above it in Odisha today. Apart from Bhubaneswar, the places included Jharsuguda recorded 41.4 degree Celsius followed by Sambalpur with 40.8 degree Celsius, Chandbali 40.8 degree Celsius, Hirakud and Keonjhar 40 degree Celsius.
Besides, the temperature in Balasore, Puri, Paradip and Gopalpur was recorded 38 degree C, 32.4 degree C, 31.8 degree C and 31.2 degree C respectively.
The weathermen issued heatwave warning (yellow warning) for several districts for next five days.
According to a weather bulletin issued by the Bhubaneswar MeT, the heatwave condition is likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Sonepur, Boudh and Balangir between April 25 and 26.
The heatwave condition is likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir and Mayurbhanj during April 26 to 27.
The yellow warning has been issued for Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir, Mayurbhanj, and Kalahandi districts where heatwave condition is likely to prevail at one or two places during April 27 to 28.
The heatwave condition is likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir, Mayurbhanj and Kalahandi from April 28 to 29.
The MeT forecast that the Maximum temperature (Day Temperature) is very likely to gradually rise by 3 to 5 °C at many places over the districts of Interior Odisha and no large change over Coastal Odisha during next 2 days and also no large change thereafter over the districts of Odisha.