Pradeep Pattanayak

In the coming four to five days, most places in the state will experience intense heat as the IMD has forecast that day temperatures may increase by three to five degrees Celsius. 

The state has been reeling under severe heat for the last couple of days. As per the IMD, most places are likely to register an increase of three to five degrees Celsius in day temperature. The IMD has predicted that some places in the interior and western Odisha may witness the mercury going up to 39 to 40 degrees Celsius. 

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On Saturday, Bolangir was the hottest city with a maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius. As many as five cities recorded temperatures above 37 degrees Celsius. 

In the last 24 hours, Dhenkanal witnessed 4.7 degrees Celsius above-normal temperature. Similarly, the temperatures recorded in Puri and Talcher saw an increase of 4.4 degrees Celsius over normal.