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Mrunal Manmay Dash

As heat wave continues to sweep across Odisha, particularly the western part of the State, four towns recorded maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius or more on Monday.

As per the information provided by the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda town recorded a maximum temperature of 40.2 degree Celsius. Similarly, Bolangir, Titilagarh and Boudh recorded 40 degree each as the maximum temperature on the day.

The port town of Gopalpur recorded the lowest heat among urban areas in the State with the maximum temperature hovering at 31.5 degrees Celsius. Similarly Paradip and Puri recorded a maximum of 32.8 degrees Celsius.

The IMD on Monday predicted that there will be no large change in the maximum temperature during the next four to five days in several parts of the State.

The maximum temperature will be above normal by 3 to 4 degree Celsius at many places over the districts of interior Odisha and by around 2 degrees at a few places over the districts of coastal Odisha, the IMD said in its bulletin. The highest maximum temperature of 41.4 degree Celsius was recorded at Titilagarh on Sunday.

Despite the rise in the maximum temperature, the weather bureau has also predicted rain and thunderstorm activities in different parts of the State in the next couple of days.

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