Vikash Sharma

From 31 degrees by 8:30 am, 37.2 degrees Celsius by 11:30 am and 39 degrees by 2:30 pm, this was the maximum temperature recorded in Bhubaneswar on Monday. Normal life was hit owing to sudden spike in the maximum (day) temperature today.

The officer goers faced much inconvenience due to the extreme hot and humid conditions.

Even though the morning classes have begun from today in many schools, guardians say that if such temperature persists it will be tough for the kids to return home by 11:30 am under the scorching heat conditions.

As per latest IMD data, Bhubaneswar aecorded maximum temperature of 39 degree Celsius by 2:30 pm today. Jharsuguda and Sambalpur recorded highest 39.6 degree Celsius by 2:30 pm today. Similarly, Chandbali recorded 39 degrees, followed by 37.6 degrees in Hirakud,  36.4 degrees in Balasore and 36.2 degree Celsius in Keonjhar.

Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday had predicted that there will be no change in the maximum temperature during the next two to three days in Odisha. However, the IMD had predicted a rise in the maximum temperature by two to three degrees thereafter over the districts of Odisha.