Scorching heat sweeps Odisha as 28 places record 40 degrees Celsius or above

Bhubaneswar: The heatwave condition gripped Odisha today as 28 places recorded maximum temperature at 40 degrees Celsius or above.

The data provided by the Regional Meteorological Centre revealed mercury at eight places in the State hovered 42 degrees Celsius or above.

Sonepur was the hottest in the State today at 43.8 degrees Celsius followed by Bhubaneswar at 43.3 degrees Celsius.

The other places where maximum temperature was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius or above are as follows:

Angul – 43.1 degrees Celsius, Talcher – 43 degrees Celsius, Balangir – 42.3 degrees Celsius, Jharsuguda – 42.2 degrees Celsius, Boudh and Baripada – 42 degrees Celsius, Sambalpur – 41.7 degrees Celsius, Dhenkanal and Titlagarh – 41.6 degrees Celsius, Nayagarh, Bargarh and Sundargarh – 41.5 degrees Celsius, Jagatsinghpur – 41.4 degrees Celsius, Chandbali – 41.3 degrees Celsius, Jajpur – 41.2 degrees Celsius, Hirakud and Cuttack – 41.1 degrees Celsius,  Khordha, Deogarh and Bhawanipatna – 41 degrees Celsius, Paralakhemundi – 40.5 degrees Celsius, Bhadrak and Keonjhar – 40.4 degrees Celsius, Kendrapara – 40.2 degrees Celsius, and Chatrapur and Malkangiri – 40 degrees Celsius.

The meteorological centre also forecasted maximum temperature is likely to be above normal by 3-4 degrees Celsius during next 24 hours over the districts of Odisha.

In the interior parts of the State, the day temperature is likely to be above normal by 3-5 degrees Celsius in next four days, it added.

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