Odisha reels under heat wave, Titlagarh hottest at 44 degrees Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Residents of western and interior districts of Odisha faced a severe heat wave condition with maximum temperature in 14 places of Odisha hovering above 40 degrees Celsius today and no respite is expected in the next few days.

Heat wave conditions gripped western Odisha with Titlagarh and Balangir recording 44 degrees Celsius and 43.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

While Angul recorded day temperature at 43.1 degrees Celsius whereas Boudh and Sambalpur recorded 43 degrees Celsius each. Other places which recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius are: Sonepur 42.8 degrees Celsius, Jharsuguda, Hirakud and Talcher 42.6 degrees Celsius each, Bhawanipatna 42.5 degrees Celsius, Paralakhemundi 41.2 degrees Celsius and Sundargarh 41 degrees Celsisus.

The IMD issued orange warning for Balangir, Bargarh, Nuapada, Sonepur, Boudh, Kalahandi, Jharsuguda , Sambalpur, Angul and Malkangiri districts from 5:30 PM of May 26 to 8.30 AM on May 27.

It further said there is likely an increase in heat illness. Symptoms in people who are either exposed to the sun for a prolonged period or doing heavy work are likely to be affected. High health concern for vulnerable people e.g. infants, elderly people with chronic diseases.

Action suggested: Avoid heat exposure– keep cool. Avoid dehydration.

Yellow warning (be updated):

Thunderstorm with lighting is very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Balangir and Mayurbhanj.

Orange warning(be prepared):

1.Heat wave condition very likely to prevail over some parts of the districts of Bolangir, Bargarh, Nuapada, Sonepur, Boudh, Kalahandi, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Angul from 8:30 AM of May 27 27 to 8:30 AM of May 28.
Impact: Increase likelihood of heat illness. Symptoms in people who are either exposed to the sun for a prolonged period or doing heavy work. High health concern for vulnerable people e.g. infants, elderly people with chronic diseases.

Action suggested: Avoid heat exposure– keep cool. Avoid dehydration.

2. Yellow warning (be updated):
Thunderstorm with lighting are very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Rayagada, Nawarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam and Mayurbhanj.

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