Himansu Shekhar Rout

Odisha continued to reel under severe heat wave amid soaring temperatures on Sunday with Jharsuguda and Keonjhar recording 43.6 degrees Celsius by 2.30 PM.

As per the IMD, Bhubaneswar, temperature rose to 41.8 degrees in Hirakuda and Rourkela while it was 41.7 degrees in Sambalpur followed by 41.6 degrees in Bhubaneswar and Chandbali. Balasore recorded 40. 6 degrees.

The IMD has predicted that heat wave will continue to sweep the state today and tomorrow.  

As per IMD reports, before noon, temperature was 41 degrees Celsius in Jharsuguda and Keonjhar. 

Apart from Jharsuguda and Keonjhar, residents in Bhubaneswar residents faced scorching heat wave as the mercury touched 40.7 degrees by 11:30 am.  Similarly, Balasore recorded a maximum temperature of 40.1, Rourkela (39.6), Chandbali (39.6) and Sambalpur recorded a maximum temperature of 38.2 degrees by 11:30 am today.

The IMD had earlier predicted a drop in the maximum temperature in several parts of Odisha in the coming days.

As per IMD, the maximum temperature is likely to register a fall by 2 to 3 degrees owing to thunderstorm activities in the next few days.