Bhubaneswar tops India’s hottest place chart as heatwave continues unabated

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha capital and Cuddapah in Andhra Pradesh were the two hottest places in India today.

Bhubaneswar along with the Andhra Pradesh town of Cuddapah recorded the highest maximum temperature of 43.8 Degree Celsius in the country today, said the IMD.

Heatwave to severe heatwave condition prevailed in some pockets of Gangetic West Bengal while heatwave condition reported from some pockets over Odisha and in isolated pockets over Tamil Nadu on Monday, it added.

“The maximum temperatures were in the range of 40-43 Degree C at many places over Costal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal,” said the IMD in its weather bulletin.

Apart from Bhubaneswar, the mercury crossed 42 Degree C at Nuapada and Baripada in Odisha.

At least five places in Odisha recorded the maximum temperature above 41 Degree C today.

As per the IMD report, the mercury crossed 40 Degree C at six places in Gangetic West Bengal while at least seven places in Coastal Andhra and Yanam recorded the maximum temperature above 41 Degree C.

At least four places in Tamil Nadu recorded the maximum temperature above 41 Degree C, said the IMD.

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