Bhubaneswar: Mercury is on the rise at many places in Odisha and IMD has warned of a ‘heat wave’. Twenty-one places in the State witnessed day temperatures above 40 Degrees Celsius today.
Both Sambalpur and Sonepur recorded the highest day temperature at 44.6 Degrees Celsius, followed by Jharsuguda (44.2), Hirakud (43.9), Baripada (43.5), Sundargarh (43.5), Bargarh (43.5), Rourkela (43.1), Talcher (43.0), Bolangir (42.5), Angul (42.1), Cuttack (41.6), Bhubaneswar (41.6), Titilagarh (41.5), Chandbali (41.0), Keonjhargarh (41.0), Deogarh (41.0), Kendrapara (41.0), Dhenkanal (40.9), Bhawanipatna (40.5) and Nuapada (40.4).
However, Bhadrak and Jajpur recorded a maximum temperature of 40 Degrees Celsius.
“Maximum temperatures observed appreciable rise at one or two places over the districts of Interior Odisha and no large change elsewhere over the districts of Odisha. They were markedly above normal at one or two places over the districts of North Interior Odisha, appreciably above normal at many places over the districts of Coastal Odisha, at a few places over the districts of Interior Odisha and above normal elsewhere over the districts of Odisha,” a bulletin of the IMD regional centre said.
The evening bulletin of IMD read, “No large change in Maximum (day) temperature at many places over the districts of Odisha during next 4 to5 days. The maximum temperature is very likely to be above normal by 3 to 5oC at a few places over the districts of Odisha. Consequently, hot and discomfort weather is likely during the next 3 to 4 days.”
Yellow Warning (Be Updated): Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Gajapati and Ganjam, which is valid from 0830 hrs IST of 09.06.2023 to 0830 hrs IST of 10.06.2023).
Heat Wave condition is likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sonepur and Bargarh, during the same period.