Himansu Shekhar Rout

Amid rising mercury, Bhubaneswar became the hottest place in Odisha by 2.30 pm on Sunday, as the capital city sizzled at 39.6 degrees Celsius followed by Chandbali which recorded 39.2 degrees Celsius.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier predicted the rise of mercury in Odisha. The temperature has started to peak again and by 2:30 pm on Sunday, seven cities including Bhubaneswar recorded temperatures more than 37 degrees.   

Earlier, the IMD had predicted a rise in the maximum temperature in different parts of Odisha. The maximum temperature is likely to register an increase by 5 to 6 degrees in the state, IMD said.

The IMD has issued a yellow warning for heat wave for five districts – Cuttack, Nayagarh, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak and Jajpur. The IMD predicted that the temperature is likely to increase by four to six degrees for the next five days in these districts. 

Here, check the maximum temperature in other parts of Odisha by 2.30 pm.

Bhubaneswar: 39.6
Chandbali: 39.2
Jharsuguda: 38.8
Rourkela: 37.8
Paradip: 35.5
Keonjhar: 37.4
Sambalpur: 37.2
Gopalpur: 34.5
Hirakud: 37.2
Puri: 34.6
Balasore: 37