Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued an alert for heatwave to severe heatwave in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

In its advisory, the IMD said that the heat will be tolerable for the general public but it may cause some health concerns for the vulnerable ones- infants, elderly and sick persons. In a bid to beat the heat, people should keep themselves hydrated and avoid exposure to heat.

By 11:30 am today, several parts of Odisha experienced excess heat and humid conditions. Jharsuguda recorded the highest maximum temperature of 43.4 degree, followed by 42.4 degree in Sambalpur and 41.6 degree in Bhubaneswar.

Paradip witnessed highest 90 percent humidity by 11:30 am today. The humidity level in Bhubaneswar stood at 38 percent.

Remedies to Beat the Heat

Drink sufficient water even if not thirsty. Use of ORS, lassi, torani (rice water) is advisable.

In its forecast issued on Thursday, the IMD had predicted that there will be no large change in the maximum temperature (Day temperature) during the next four days and a slight fall will be witnessed thereafter. T

he IMD had predicted that the maximum temperature in various parts of the state is likely to be above normal by 5-7 degree Celsius during the next four days.