Bhubaneswar: There was no relief from the heatwave conditions as the sweltering heat intensified in most parts of the State on Friday with Angul becoming the hottest place at 44.1 degree Celsius in the State. Apart from Bolangir, nine places recorded above 40 degree Celsius today.
The maximum day temperature in Bhubaneswar was recorded at 41.9 degree Celsius against yesterday’s 42.7 degree Celsius. The temperature in Cuttack which recorded 40 degree Celsius recorded 40.2 degree Celsius today.
Bolangir recorded 41 degree Celsius while Titilagarh, known as the heat island of the State and also in Bolangir recorded mercury at 42.5. Temperature rose to settle at 42 degree Celsius in Bhawanipatna followed by Talcher (41.8), Malkangiri (41.6), Bolangir (41), Chandbali (41) and Sambalpur (40.8).
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has, meanwhile, predicted that the onset of the southwest monsoon over Odisha would take place on June 10. It predicted that the prevailing heatwave condition will decrease from June 7.
“Heatwave condition likely prevail at one or two places over coastal Odisha like in Khurda Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Bhadrak, Nayagarh and Ganjam till June 3.