Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

No respite seems to be near from the prevailing heat wave condition in Odisha as the mercury level is likely to soar further by 4-6 degree Celsius in several parts of the State in the next five days, reports said.

The Regional Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar has further predicted that due to the prevailing Northwesterly to Westerly dry air and high solar isolation, the day temperature is very likely to be above 40 degree Celsius at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha during these five days.

As per IMD sources, as many as 10 districts like Mayurbhanj, Boudh, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Subarnapur, Nuapada, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Kalahandi and Balasore will witness severe heatwave conditions between April 27-28.

Moreover, districts like Gajapati, Angul, Mayurbjanj, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, and Kalahandi are likely to experience more than 45 degree Celsius during the period.

Meanwhile, IMD has issued Yellow Warning for heat wave condition that is very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Angul, Nayagarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Nuapada , Kandhamal, Khordha, Cuttack, Dhenkanal on Thursday.

As per the latest report, Balasore and Angul were the hottest places in the State with 36 degree Celsius each by 8.30 am on Thursday. While Talcher experienced maximum temperature of 35.2 degree Celsius, Bhawanipatna and Baripada witnessed maximum temperature of 35 degree Celsius each during the period.