Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Severe heat wave conditions continue to torment people in most parts of the State. As per the prediction by the Regional Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar, the heat wave condition is likely to persist today.

However, IMD has also predicted that several places in the State will experience Nor’wester triggered rainfalls between April 21 and 24. As a result, there will be a little respite in the prevailing heat wave conditions across the State. Maximum temperature is likely to be reduced by two to three degree Celsius for the next four days.

Mercury continues to soar in several parts of the State on Saturday. Bhawanipatna was the hottest place in the State till 8.30 am today as it recorded the maximum temperature of 35 degree Celsius. It was followed by Bolangir (34.2 degree Celsius) and Rourkela (33.4 degree Celsius). 

While the Millenium City Cuttack witnessed maximum temperature of 33 degree Celsius, Capital City Bhubaneswar experienced the maximum temperature of 32.2 degree Celsius early in the morning. 

For the first time in the 2024 summer season, the maximum temperature rose to 44.3 degree Celsius in Boudh district which was the hottest place in the State on Friday. As per IMD, Baripada also recorded a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees. As many as 10 places in Odisha recorded maximum temperature of 43 degrees or above.