Nor’wester pulls down mercury at several places in Odisha; 14 stations record above 40 degree C

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to reel under heatwave condition even though several places in the state witnessed nor’wester rain today.

The mercury crossed 40 degree Celsius at 14 places across the state, said the IMD in its evening bulletin today.

Talcher recorded the day’s highest maximum temperature of 42.8 degree C followed by 42.7 at Sambalpur, 42.4 at Nuapada and 42.2 at Jharsuguda and Sundargarh, added the IMD.

At least seven places in Odisha recorded the maximum temperature in between 41 and 42 degree C. These places are Boudh (41.6), Sonepur (41.4), Rourkela (41.4), Bargrah (41.2), Angul (41.2), Bolangir (41.1) and Hirakud (41.1).

The maximum temperature was 40.5 degree C at Nayagarh and 40.2 at Bhubaneswar. The Silver City of Cuttack recorded the maximum temperature of 38.4 degree C, added the IMD.

Several districts of Odisha including Khurda, Cuttack and Puri witnessed nor’wester rain today afternoon.

Light to moderate rain or thunderstorm is very likely to occur at one or places over the districts of Coastal Odisha, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Koraput tomorrow (May 26), predicted the IMD.

Besides, thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, Ganjam and Kandhamal on May 26.

The capital city of Bhubaneswar is likely to witness rain or thundershower during the next 24 hours, said the IMD.

“There would be no large change in maximum temperature at many places over the districts of Odisha during the next five days. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 42 degree C at several places across Odisha during the next 24 hours,” said the MeT department.

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