Mercury crosses 40 degree C at 22 places in Odisha; Jharsuguda boils at 45.6

Bhubaneswar: Most of the places in Odisha reeled under heatwave condition today as 22 places in the state recorded maximum temperature over 40 degree Celsius, said the IMD.

Western Odisha town of Jharsuguda recorded the day’s highest maximum temperarure of 45.6 degree C followed by Sambalpur (45.2 degree C).

The maximum temperature was 44.8 degree C at Sonepur, 44.7 at Hirakud, 44.6 at Boudh and 44 degree C at Bolangir, added the IMD.

Five places in Odisha—Sundargarh, Rourkela, Bhawanipatna, Titlagarh and Talcher—recorded the maximum temperature in between 43 and 44 degree C.

The mercury hovered in between 42 and 43 degree C at five places. These are Angul, Baripada, Bargarh, Nuapada and Deogarh.

The maximum temperature was 41.2 at Keonjhar, 41 at both Jagatsinghpur and Dhenkanal, 40.4 at Cuttack, 40.2 at Kendrapara and 40 degree C at Phulbani, said the MeT department.

The capital city of Bhubaneswar recorded the maximum temperature of 38.2 degree C, it added.

“There will be no large change in maximum temperature over the districts of Odisha during the next 4-5 days. The maximum temperature is very likely to remain above normal by 3-5 degree C at a few places over the districts of Odisha,” said the IMD in its evening bulletin today.

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