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Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued an ‘orange warning’ for heatwave in five States including Odisha.

RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist IMD said, “Yesterday several parts of India the maximum temperature had reached 45 degree Celsius.

The eastern parts of the country including Odisha are also witnessing heatwave conditions with maximum temperature is hovering around 44 degree Celsius.

The interior parts of Odisha, Jharkhand, East Uttar Pradesh are witnessing heatwave conditions for the past three days.” The orange warning for heatwave has also been issued for Rajasthan (west), Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha. 

"We are coordinating with with all agencies and the maximum temperature is likely to be around 44 to 46 degree Celsisus," said Jena.

According to Jenamani, there is possibility of rain/ thunderstorm from May 1 and 2 due to fresh western disturbance. Similarly, conditions are also favourable from creation of moisture from Bay of Bengal side.

"First half of the April, several parts of the country have experienced heatwave conditions. It appears that the current month is going to be one of the months to experience extreme weather condition," the IMD scientist added.

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