Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Capital was the hottest place in the country for fourth consecutive day today. Official sources at the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar said the Capital City continued to be the hottest place in the country with the maximum temperature at 40.6 degree Celsius.
As per the weather data, the highest maximum temperature recorded during last 10 years (2011-2020) in the month of February in Bhubaneswar is 40.9 degree Celsius on February 20, 2016.
In the Capital city, the all-time record for February month in maximum temperature for Bhubaneswar is 42.7 degree Celsius on February 23, 1963.
During the month of February when winter withdraws and day temperature increases slowly, it is very unusual that the maximum temperature in Bhubaneswar has been breaching 40 degree Celsius for past two days, said a denizen. Yesterday the city recorded 40.4 degrees Celsius.
Movement of people and vehicles were less today as compared to any other day in the month due to the increase in the day temperature. Many people were seen taking shelter under trees on roadside to prevent themselves from the scorching sun.
One of the twin cities of Odisha, Cuttack recorded 38.1 degree Celsius today.
Other places that recorded the maximum temperature (in degree Celsius) in Odisha were:
Balasore 36.2, Chandbali 36.2, Angul 38.9, Jharsuguda 37.5, Keonjhargarh 35, Sambalpur 37.3, Sundargarh 35, Hirakud 36.9, Talcher 38, Bhawanipatna 36.6, Balangir 37.6, Titlagarh 38, Malkangiri 36, Sonepur 37.2, Nayagarh 38.
The Odisha government changed the timings of schools for students of Class 9, 10, 11 and 12.
As per the changed timings, classes will be held students of Class 9 and Class 11 from 7AM to 9AM. Similarly, students of Class 10 and Class 12 will attend physical classes at schools from 9AM to 1PM. The new school timings will come be effective from March 1, 2021.