Odisha Sees Max Temp Hit 39.7 Deg C, Check Heatwave Warning For 10 Districts

Bhubaneswar: Angul was the hottest place in Odisha at 39.7 degree Celsius in the last 24 hours, the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Department informed on Wednesday.

As many as five places in the state recorded a temperature of 39 degree Celsius and above while mercury hovered at 38 degree Celsius and above at eight places. The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded 38.1 and 37.7 degree Celsius respectively.

The day temperature is likely to rise by 3 to 4 degree Celsius during the next 2 days and remain 3 to 5 degree above normal at one or two places till March 18, the MeT office had earlier said.

Heatwave warning has been issued for one or two places Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir, Angul, Nayagarh, Khurda, Balasore and Mayurbhanj till 8.30 am on March 17. Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir, Angul, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Nayagarh, Khurda, Balasore and Mayurbhanj will experience similar weather during the subsequent 24 hours.

Heatwave conditions are very likely to prevail at one or two places in Sonepur, Boudh, Balangir, Angul, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda between 8.30 am on March 18 and 8.30 am on March 19, it added.

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