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.
Pointing at no respite for the people in the State form blistering summer, the local MeT Centre at Bhubaneswar predicted rise in temperature across Odisha from April 19.
Weather will be dry over Odisha. Heat wave like conditions may prevail at one or two places over the state.
Heatwave continues to prevail in state with Balangiron friday recorded 43.3 degree celsius,the day's highest in the state.
There was no respite from severe heatwave conditions for the people of the State with eight Odisha towns recording above 40 degree Celsius Jharsuguda being the hottest at 42.8 degree Celsius for the second consecutive day. On Thursday, Jharsuguda recorded the State’s maximum temperature at 43 degree Celsius.