Two places record season’s highest temp as mercury breaches 44 deg C mark

Bhubaneswar: Severe heatwave condition continued across Odisha as the mercury crossed 40 Degree Celsius at 32 places in the state today.

The maximum temperature crossed 43 Degree C at 10 places in Odisha, said the IMD regional centre here.

The severe heatwave condition is very likely to prevail across the state till April 21, added the IMD.

Boudh recorded the highest maximum temperature of 44. 3 Degree C in the state today.

The maximum temperature was 44.2 Degree C at Baripada, 43.8 at Jharsuguda, 43.7 at Angul, 43.5 at Titlagarh, and 43 at Balangir, Bhawanipatna, Malkangiri, Nuapada and Nayagarh, said the IMD in its weather bulletin.

According to the weather report, at least 10 places in the state–Talcher, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Rourkela, Chandbali, Paralakhemundi, Keonjhar, Hirakud and Dhenkanal—recorded the maximum temperature in between 42 Degree C and 43 Degree C.

Similarly, at least nine places in Odisha–Kendrapara, Sonepur, Bhadrak, Rayagada, Jajpur, Khurda, Nabarangpur, Phulbani and Bhubaneswar—recorded the maximum temperature in between 41 Degree C and 42 Degree C on Friday, said the IMD.

“The day temperature is very likely to be 40°C or above at most places over the districts of Odisha and likely to be above normal by 3 to 5°C over some districts of Odisha during next two days. People are advised to take precautionary measure while going outside during day time between 11 am and 3 pm,” added the IMD.

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