Even as the India Metrological Department (IMD) predicted Norwesters in most parts of the State in the next 24 hours, at least 13 places in Odisha recorded above 40 degree Celsius today. Bhawanipatna and Bolangir were the hottest places at 45.2 degree Celsius today.
Titlagarh remained the hottest place in the State for the second day on Tuesday with maximum temperature at 46.5 degree Celsius against 47 degree Celsius on Monday. Today, at least 13 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius.
Even as the Indian Meteorological Department predicted an early onset of Monsoon in Odisha this year, around nine cities in the State recorded temperature above 43 degree Celsius today. Titilagarh remained at the top of teh heat list today with 47 degree Celsius.
There was no respite from heat in several parts of the State, particularly in western Odisha. On Saturday, at least 13 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius with Bolangir recording the highest day temperature at 45.7 degree Celsius.
Giving no respite to denizens in the State temperature kept on soaring in almost all parts in Odisha with nine cities recording a mercury level over 40 degree Celsius. In an addition high humidity level brought life to a grinding halt in the State capital Bhubaneswar and Millenium City Cuttack.
With no respite to the denizens reeling under the blistering heat wave and humidity, mercury continued to rose alarmingly in almost all MeT stations in the State today. Out of total 24 MeT stations in the State a half of them recorded temperature above 40 degree Celsius.
Scorching heat continued across the State, particularly in interior and western parts of Odisha throwing normal life out of gear. It is like an undeclared curfew in most places in western Odisha as the heat is quite unbearable even at seven in the morning.
Life was thrown out of gear in the State as four places recorded above 45 degree Celsius and 12 places witnessed above 40 degree Celsius on Tuesday. Titlagarh recorded the highest day temperature at 46.5 degree Celsius followed by 46.4 degree Celsius in Bolangir. On Monday, Bolangir recorded 46.2 degree Celsius on Monday, the highest temperature at any place this season.
Severe heat wave conditions continued to prevail in most parts of the State as temperature soared to 46.2 degree Celsius in Bolangir in the western region while 15 other towns, including in coastal parts of Odisha witnessed day temperature above 40 degree Celsius. Five places recorded above 45 degree Celsius.
The State reeled under blistering heat wave for another day despite the fact that, Monsoon entered Andaman and Nicobar Island six days ahead of the predicted date today. To go by MeT department sources, around 7 cities in the State touched the 43 degree Celsius mark till the afternoon today bringing life in Odisha to a grinding halt.