Blistering heat turns Odisha into cauldron; day temp at 24 places crosses 40 degrees Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave condition swept across Odisha today as 24 places recorded maximum temperature at 40 degrees Celsius or above.

The data provided by the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, mentioned that Sonepur was the hottest at 44.5 degrees Celsius.

A total of four places in the State recorded day temperature 44 degrees Celsius. Mercury hovered 43 degrees Celsius or above at 11 places, the meteorological centre added.

Bhubaneswar, the Odisha’s Capital city recorded maximum temperature at 40.3 degrees Celsius.

Following are the other places in Odisha which recorded 40 degrees Celsius or above:

Angul – 44.1 degrees Celsius, Jharsuguda and Balangir – 44 degrees Celsius, Sambalpur – 43.8 degrees Celsius, Sundargarh and Boudh – 43.5 degrees Celsius, Bargarh – 43.4 degrees Celsius, Titlagarh – 43.2 degrees Celsius, Hirakud – 43.1 degrees Celsius, Deogarh – 43 degrees Celsius, Baripada – 42.6 degrees Celsius, Bhawanipatna – 42.5 degrees Celsius, Paralakhemundi – 42.3 degrees Celsius, Keonjhar – 41.6 degrees Celsius, Nuapada and Khordha – 41.5 degrees Celsius, Jajpur – 41.2 degrees Celsius, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal and Nayagarh – 41 degrees Celsius, Chandbali – 40.2 degrees Celsius and Balasore – 40.1 degrees Celsius.

Earlier in the day, the meteorological centre predicted that heat wave condition is very likely to prevail in north interior and coastal areas of the state till May 1.

The maximum temperature is likely to remain three to five degrees Celsius above normal at many places in interior Odisha and two to three degrees Celsius above the normal at few places in coastal region.

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