While summer woes continues in the State with rising mercury level each next day, the prediction of local meteorological centre today has left the denizens panic-stricken.
It seems the summer woe in the State is far for receding so early in the State with the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre predicting hotter days ahead today. Predicting continuation of heat wave situation in most parts of the interior and western Odisha, the Centre forecasted Norewester in the State Capital Bhubaneswar in next 24 hours.
Giving no respite to denizens from blistering heat wave in the State, around 12 cities recorded mercury level above 40d Celsius mark today. While the western Odisha turned to be a virtual boiling pot during the day today, the local MeT department Centre predicted norwester in the capital city Bhubaneswar within 24 hours.
Mercury continued to soar on Friday in major parts of the State with Angul scorching at 44.7 degree Celsius while four towns recorded above 40 mark.
Heatwave continued to sweep several parts of the State particularly in interior and western parts of the State with Bolangir recording the highest maximum temperature of 44.5 degrees Celsius for the second consecutive day.
Searing heat continued to disrupt normal life in western parts of the State with the mercury maintaining its upward trend. On Wednesday, at least eight towns recorded above 40 marks with Bolangir recording the highest day temperature at 43 degree Celsius.
Heatwave continued to sizzle west, south-west Odisha with 10 places recording above 40 degree Celsius. Bolangir was hottest at 44.5 degree Celsius.
Even as the low pressure triggered rain accompanied by hailstones lashed some parts of the State, the intense heatwave condition continued to prevail in the State with ten places recording above 40 degree Celsius.
Heavy rain accompanied by lightning and hailstones lashed Bhubaneswar and many parts of the State on Sunday. The rains brought some relief to people suffering because of sweltering heatwave conditions from last few weeks.
A low pressure formed southeast Bay of Bengal area is expected to intensify into a deep depression in the next 24 hours and bring rains during this period over coastal Odisha, the MeT office said here today.