Mercury soars above 40 Degrees C at 14 places of Odisha; Jharsuguda hottest with 43

Bhubaneswar: Mercury is on the rise at many places in Odisha and IMD has warned of ‘heat wave’ in the State. Fourteen places of the State witnessed day temperatures above 40 Degree Celsius today.

Jharsuguda recorded the highest day temperature at 43 Degrees Celsius, followed by Baripada (42.5), Sambalpur (42), Boudh (41.6), Talcher (41.6), Bolangir (41.2), Titilagarh (41.2), Angul (41.1), Bhadrak (41), Sundargarh (41), Sonepur (41), Hirakud (40.7), Rourkela (40.6) and Chandbali (40.3).

However, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 39.8 Degrees Celsius.

“Due to Northwesterly and Westerly dry air and high solar insolation the Maximum temperature (Day Temperature) is very likely to rise further gradually by 2 to 3°C during the next 2 days at many places over the districts of Odisha. Consequently, maximum temperature (Day Temperature) is likely to be more than 40°C and likely to be above normal by 3 to 5°C at a few places over the districts of Odisha during the next 4 days,” a special bulletin of the IMD regional centre here mentioned.

“People are advised to take precautionary measures while going outside during day time between 1100 IST-1500 IST,” the bulletin read.

Yellow Warning (Be updated): Heat Wave condition is very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore with validity up to 0830 Hrs of 13.04.2023 to 0830 Hrs IST of 14.03.2023.

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