Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat continued to throw life out of gear in Odisha as 25 places recorded maximum temperature 40 degrees Celsius or above today.
Roads in many places wore deserted look as residents preferred to stay in-doors. Those who were on roads were seen covering their face and head to prevent themselves from sunstroke.
There were less numbers of vehicles plying on roads as well. Crowd was seen mostly near sugarcane juice and lassi stalls.
As per the data provided by the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, the highest day temperature was recorded in Boudh at 45 degrees Celsius today.
The meteorological centre added Boudh has recorded the season’s highest temperature so far.
A total of eight places recorded maximum day temperature at 44 degrees Celsius or above. Mercury hovered above 43 degrees Celsius in 13 places in the State.
The other places where maximum day temperature at 40 degrees Celsius or above has been recorded are as follows:
Balangir and Deogarh – 44.5 degrees Celsius, Jharsuguda – 44.4 degrees Celsius, Angul – 44.3 degrees Celsius, Titlagarh – 44.2 degrees Celsius, Sambalpur and Sonepur – 44 degrees Celsius, Talcher and Bargarh – 43.5 degrees Celsius, Hirakud – 43.1 degrees Celsius, Sundargarh and Bhawanipatna – 43 degrees Celsius, Keonjhar – 42.8 degrees Celsius, Baripada – 42.4 degrees Celsius, Dhenkanal and and Nuapada – 42 degrees Celsius, Phulbani – 41.8 degrees Celsius, Nayagarh, Bhadrak and Paralakhemundi – 41.5 degrees Celsius, Jajpur – 41 degrees Celsius, Chandbali – 40.4 degrees Celsius, and Cuttack and Malkangiri – 40 degrees Celsius.
There might be some respite for residents of the State from the heat wave condition after three days.
Earlier in the day, the meteorological centre forecasted that temperature across the state may drop by two degree Celsius around May 1-2 under the impact of Nor’wester.