Bhubaneswar: Even as weathermen predicted steep rise in day temperature in different parts of Odisha from March 25, five places of the State today recorded 40 degrees Celsius or above.
As per the data provided by Regional Meteorological Centre, Titlagrah recorded the highest temperature at 41 degrees Celsius followed by Balangir at 40.5 degrees Celsius.
Baripada, Sambalpur and Boudh recorded 40 degrees Celsius each. Two places – Hirakud and Sonepur recorded 39.5 degrees Celsius and 39.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan deemed to be university forecasted that day temperature in interior parts will be at 44 degrees Celsius after March 25. Mercury in the coastal areas will hover in the range of 38 to 40 degrees Celsius.
The Centre for Environment and Climate attributed the circulation of dry and hot wind from north- westerly direction towards the State as the reason behind the forecast of steep rise in day temperature.
The deep depression formed over east-central Bay of Bengal has crossed Myanmar coast, stated the CEC adding that the upper air trough over the central India will move in north direction and reach the north eastern parts and north Bay of Bengal by March 26.
The centre added moderate to medium rainfall is expected in one or two places of Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Balasore, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts from Tuesday to Thursday. Despite rain, there will not be much change in the temperature, it stated.