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It seems people will have no respite soon from the blistering heatwave conditions across Odisha, with the capital city of Bhubaneswar recording 39.8 degree Celsius at 11:30 AM on Friday. Even before noon, the grueling heatwave swept many parts of the state almost pushing the limits of ‘survivability’ for people.

The state capital recorded the highest temperature followed by Keonjhar at 39.2 degree and Balasore and Jharusugda, both experiencing 38 degree Celsius.

Similarly, Rourkela notably recorded 37.8 followed by Chandbali and Sambalpur 37.4 degree Celsius. Similarly, Hirakud witnessed a record 36.6 degree while a scorching heat of 32.4 degree Celsius prevailed in Puri, 32 degree in Paradip and 31.8 degree Celsius in Gopalpur.

A day back, many districts in Odisha experienced over 40 degree Celsius. On Thursday, Malkangiri and Boudh record 42.0 degree, followed by Angul and Bolangir with 41.7 degree, 41.6 degree in Jharsuguda, 41.0 degree in Bhawanipatna and Titilagarh, 40.4 degree in Nuapada, 40.2 in Rourkela, 40.1 in Sundargarh and 40.0 in Talcher.

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Isolated warm conditions also prevailed in the night too over the districts of Sundargarh, Titilagarh and Bolangir, the MeT department informed. As per reports, the heatwave condition is likely to continue for two more days with the day temperature likely to increase up to three degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, with the election season round the corner, the weather department has advised people to avoid exposure to the sun for extended hours.

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