Mercury soars above 40 Degrees C at 19 places of Odisha; Sonepur hottest with 44.2

Bhubaneswar: Mercury is on the rise at many places in Odisha and IMD has warned of sizzling heat in the State. Nineteen places of the State witnessed day temperatures above 40 Degrees Celsius today.

Sonepur recorded the highest day temperature at 44.2 Degrees Celsius, followed by Nuapada (44.0), Sambalpur (43.9), Jharsuguda (43.9), Hirakud (43.8), Titilagarh (43.5), Bolangir (43.5), Rourkela (43.5), Bargarh (43.5), Sundargarh (42.1), Boudh (42.0), Bhawanipatna (42.0), Deogarh (42.0), Angul (41.7), Malkangiri (41.0), Bhadrak (41.0), Chandbali (40.4), Nayagarh (40.2) and Phulbani (40.1).

“Southwest Monsoon is very likely to advance into some parts of South Bay of Bengal, South Andaman Sea and Nicobar islands during next 48 hours. The cyclonic circulation over East Uttar Pradesh at 0.9 km above mean sea level persists,” the evening bulletin of the IMD regional centre stated.

“People are advised to take precautionary measures while going outside during day time between (1100 IST-1500 IST),” the IMD regional centre bulletin mentioned.

Notably, no major change will be there in the Maximum (day) temperature at many places over the districts of Odisha during the next five days. It is likely to be 42o Celsius or more at a few places over some districts of Interior Odisha (viz Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Jharsuguda and Nuapada). Consequently, hot and discomfort weather is very likely to prevail.

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