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Somatirtha Purohit

Heat wave conditions continued to intensify in Odisha with as many as eight places in the State recording day temperature of 40 degree Celsius or above on Wednesday. Titilagarh emerged the hottest place in the State with a maximum temperature of 42.7 degree Celsius today.

As per the latest report of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat wave condition is likely to prevail at some places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Bargarh, Sonepur, Boudh and Bolangir on Thursday.

The IMD has issued Yellow warning for several parts of Odisha till April 2.

“The maximum temperature is very likely to rise by 2 to 3 degree Celsius during the next two days,” said Umashankar Das, IMD Scientist. 

He added, “The maximum temperature is likely to be above normal by 3 to 5 degree Celcius at many places over the districts of interior Odisha during next 3 to 4 days”.

Weather Forecast: Day-1 (valid up to 0830 hrs IST of 31.03.2022):

Yellow Warning (Be updated): Heat wave condition is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Boudh, Sonepur, and Bolangir.

Day-2 and Day-3 (valid up to 0830 hrs IST of 31.03.2022 to 0830 hrs IST of 02.04.2022)

Yellow Warning (Be updated): Heat wave condition is likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir, Angul and Kalahandi.

Meanwhile, the Odisha government has decided to change the timing of schools in the interest of the students.

Rescheduling the opening timings, the Odisha government on Wednesday ordered schools to start morning classes from April 2.

As per the new schedule, classes for 1-8 students will start at 6:30 am and end at 10 am. For class 9 and 10 students, the classes will begin at 7am and continue till 11am.

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