Mercury levels hover near 40 degrees C; Odisha issues heatwave warning


Bhubaneswar: The IMD today issued heatwave warning for next 48 hours keeping in view the hovering of mercury levels near 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the western Odisha,

“The heatwave condition is likely to prevail over some parts Odisha during next 48 hours,” the IMD said in a bulletin issue at around 1 pm today.

The western Odisha town of Titlagarh was recorded the highest temperature of the season on Thursday at 40.5 degree C, followed by 39.7 at industrial town of Angul and 39.2 degree C at Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Kalahandi.

Other towns which recorded temperature above 37 degrees Celsius yesterday are Sonepur and Sambalpur (38.8 deg C each), Jharsuguda (38.3 deg C), Cuttack (38 deg C) and Bhubaneswar with (37.7 deg C).

The state capital also experienced relative humidity at 96 per cent, IMD said.

The temperature at day time also increased in coastal belt with Balasore recording 34 degree C, Chandbali 35.9 deg C, Paradip 30.8 deg C, Gopalpur 31.6 deg C and Puri 32.5 deg C.

High percentage of humidity level also caused lot of sweat in the coastal region, the IMD said.

Thundershowers or rain may likely occur at one or two places in coastal parts of the state.

However, the interior parts would experience dry conditions, the weather report said.

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