Bhubaneswar: Angul was back as the hottest town in Odisha with the mercury soaring to 39.1 degree Celsius on Friday.
Angul had recorded 40.1 degree Celsius on February 28, breaking a ten-year record. It was the hottest place in the country on that day.
Eight other places, including Bhubaneswar, recorded over 38 degree Celsius on Friday.
The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack saw mercury rising to 38.8 degree Celsius and 37.4 degree Celsius respectively.
Phulbani recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 15 degree Celsius.
Along with dry weather, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast shallow to moderate fog at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam and Gajapati till 8.30 am on Sunday.