Bhubaneswar: 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.
Bhawanipatna was the hottest place in the State at 43.5 degree Celsius, while the western region continued to sizzle under searing heat for last few weeks.
Bhawanipatna was followed by Bolangir (43), Malkangiri (42.8), Titlagarh (42.6), Sundargarh (41), Jharsuguda (40.8), Sonepur (40.6), Hirakud (40.4), Sambalpur (40.3) and Angul (40.1).
Meanwhile, local meteorological predicted rain/thundershower at one or two places over coastal Odisha and adjoining districts like Kalahandi, Dhenkanal, Angul, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Rayagada in next 24 hours. However, weather will be dry over rest of Odisha.
On the other hand, the cyclonic storm (Maarutha) over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal further moved Northeastwards and crossed Myanmar Coast near Sandoway (Thandwe).
“The cyclonic storm (Maarutha) over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal further moved Northeastwards and crossed Myanmar Coast near Sandoway (Thandwe) during 2330 hours IST of yesterday the 16th April 2017 and 0030 hours IST of today, the 17th April,2017. It continued to move Northeastwards and weakened into a Deep Depression at 0230 hours IST of today, the 17th April,2017 and then further weakened into a Depression at 0530 hours IST of today, the 17th April,2017. Then the system continued to move in northeasteastwards and weakened into a Well Marked Low Pressure Area over Central Myanmar and neighbourhood at 0830 hours IST today, the 17th April,2017,” said the local MeT office.