Odisha in grip of heat wave

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Bhubaneswar: 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.

The maximum temperature rose to settle at 46.5 degree Celsius at Titlagarh and 46.4 degree Celsius on Tuesday even as 12 places witnessed above 40 degree Celsius.

The heat wave situation is likely to persist for next few days. Weathermen advised that unless anyone has an urgent work one should not go out between 11 am to 3 pm as it may turn fatal.

On the other hand, the crippling water shortage and unscheduled power cuts in several parts of the State has further made life miserable for the common man.

Meanwhile, local MeT Director Sarat Chandra Sahu said there is a possibility of rain or thunderstorm in some parts of the State today.