Mercury Breaches 40°C In 8 Places Of Odisha; Jharsuguda & Baripada Hottest

Bhubaneswar: With heatwave conditions getting intensified across Odisha, maximum temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius in eight places of the state on Monday.

According to evening bulletin of the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, both Jharsuguda and Baripada registered the highest temperature in the state at 40.4 degree Celsius.

While Balangir closely followed recording maximum temperature of 40.3 degree Celsius, the mercury touched 40 degree Celsius in Boudh, Nayagarh, Bhawanipatna, Talcher and Titlagarh.

State capital Bhubaneswar as well as millennium city of Cuttack recorded maximum temperature of 39.4 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued warmer night and heatwave warning for Odisha. It has also issued yellow warning for heatwave conditions in the state.

It said the maximum temperature is very likely to rise by 2°C to 4°C over the districts of Odisha during next two days and no large change thereafter. The minimum temperature is also likely to gradually rise by 2°C to 3°C during next two to three days at many places and no large change thereafter, a special bulletin issued by the IMD said.

Meanwhile, the IMD has given the following 11 suggestions to the people:

  1. Avoid prolonged heat exposure.
  2. Wear light weight, light coloured, loose, cotton clothes.
  3. Cover your head: use a wet cloth, hat or umbrella while going out during peak hours.
  4. Drink sufficient water even if not feeling thirsty to avoid dehydration.
  5. Use ORS, homemade drinks like lassi, torani (rice water), sugarcane juice, lemon water, buttermilk, etc. to re-hydrate the body.
  6. Caution workers to avoid direct sunlight during the peak hours.
  7. Schedule strenuous jobs to cooler times of the day.
  8. Increasing the frequency and length of rest breaks for outdoor activities.
  9. Pregnant workers and workers with a medical condition should be given additional attention.
  10. Recognize the signs of heat stroke, heat rash or heat cramps such as weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, sweating and seizures. If you feel faint or ill, see a doctor/ hospital immediately.
  11. Farmers are advised to continue irrigation activities in sugarcane, summer maize, pulses and other crop and vegetables.

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