Bhubaneswar: After a brief respite from heat wave condition, western region of Odisha today witnessed a rise in the mercury with Titlagarh recording highest temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius.
As many as five stations in the State witness temperature above 40 degrees Celsius, according to the Met Department.
The State capital Bhubaneswar witnessed maximum day temperature of 36.4 degrees Celsius. The neighbouring Cuttack city recorded 37 degree Celsius.
Balasore recorded 33.4 degrees Celsius followed by Chandbali (36.8), Paradip (32.1), Gopalpur (34.2), Puri (32.8), Baripada (35.8), Malkangiri (41.6), Sambalpur (39), Sundergarh (39) and Hirakud (39.1).
The Met Office has predicted the heatwave is likely to increase by 2 to 3 per cent over various districts in the next few days.