Bhubaneswar: Mercury is on the rise at many places in Odisha and IMD has warned of a ‘heat wave’. Twenty-three places in the State witnessed day temperatures above 40 Degrees Celsius today.
Jharsuguda recorded the highest day temperature at 44.8 Degrees Celsius, followed by Hirakud (44.1), Sundargarh (44.0), Sambalpur (43.9), Sonepur (43.8), Rourkela (43.2), Baripada (43.2), Talcher (43.0), Boudh (42.9), Bolangir (42.8), Angul (42.7), Nuapada (42.6), Nayagarh (42.5), Dhenkanal (42.5), Bhubaneswar (42.4), Titilagarh (42.2), Bargarh (42.0), Bhadrak (41.5), Cuttack (41.5), Bhawanipatna (41.2), Malkangiri (41.0), Chandbali (40.7) and Balasore (40.6).
However, Keonjhar and Kendrapara recorded a maximum temperature of 40 Degrees Celsius.
No large change in Maximum (day) temperature during the next 4 days and a slight fall thereafter at many places over the districts of Odisha. The maximum temperature is very likely to be above normal by 5 to 7oC at a few places over the districts of Odisha during the next 4 days.
“Consequently, hot and discomfort weather is likely during the next 4-5 days and people are advised to take precautionary measures (avoid heat exposure, keep cool and avoid dehydration) while going outside during day time between 1100 IST to 1500 IST,” a special bulletin of IMD regional centre said.
Orange Warning (Be Prepared)
Heat Wave to Severe Heat Wave condition is very likely to prevail at a few places over the districts of Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Angul, Sambalpur, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Cuttack and Khurda with validity from 0830 hrs
IST of 16.06.2023 to 0830 hrs IST of 17.06.2023.
Yellow Warning (Be Updated)
Heat Wave condition is very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.
Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput and Nabarangpur during the same period.