Mercury soars above 40 deg C at seven places in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continues to reel under heatwave conditions as seven places in the state registered a maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius today.

Highest temperature of the day was recorded at Talcher as the town sizzled at 42.5 degree Celsius, followed by Jharsuguda (41), Titlagarh (41), Sonepur (41), Sambalpur (40.5), Balangir (40.2) and Angul (40.1).

Mercury level clocked a highest of 39.4 degree Celsius in capital city Bhubaneswar while Cuttack registered a highest temperature of 39.5 degree Celsius.

On the other hand, the Regional Meteorological Centre has issued heatwave warning for several districts on May 17 and 18.

“There will be no major change in temperature during the next two days. After that, temperature is likely to increase by 2-3 degree Celsius. We have issued heatwave warning for Balangir, Sonepur, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Nuapada on May 17 and 18,” said Director of Regional Meteorological Centre, HR Biswas.

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