Pradeep Pattanayak

The grueling heat wave, which is presently sweeping many parts of the state, is expected to continue for three more days with day temperature very likely to increase up to three degrees Celsius. It being the election season, the weather department has advised people to avoid exposure to the sun during gatherings, political rallies and meetings.

The regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow warning to six districts. The warning will remain in force till April 6. The districts that have been issued yellow warnings are Bolangir, Keonjhar, Boudh, Malkangiri, Nayagarh and Angul. 

Similarly, a yellow warning on account of an expected rise in night temperature has been issued to four districts till April 6. These districts are Bolangir, Kandhamal, Bhadrak and Boudh.

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As the blistering heat wave is predicted to singe Odisha for more than three days, the IMD has cautioned people against exposing themselves to the sun for extended hours. People have been advised to stay indoors. 

However, people may heave a sigh of relief after April 6 when the temperature is expected to plummet by two to four degrees Celsius, informed IMD.

“The ongoing heat wave conditions are expected to continue for three more days. It will continue till April 6. Thereafter, it is likely that the temperature will decrease by two to four degrees Celsius. During these three days, people are advised to stay indoors and avoid exposing themselves to the sun,” said IMD’s regional director, Manorama Mohanty.