Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

There seems to be no respite from the heat as the maximum temperature continues to soar in Odisha. Boudh on Friday recorded a maximum temperature of 39.5 degree Celsius. 

While Malkangiri recorded a maximum temperature of 38.8 degree Celsius, Jharsuguda witnessed a maximum temperature of 38.7 degree Celsius. Temperature was over 35 degree Celsius in as many as 39 places in the State on Friday.

Though mercury continues to rise in most parts of Odisha, rain, under the effect of Nor’wester, brought a little relief from the heatwave condition in some parts of the State.

As per the forecast by the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Bhadrak, Balasore, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts may experience rain on Saturday. 

The temperature will hover around 34 to 36 degree Celsius in most parts of coastal Odisha for the next two to three days. Similarly, the internal parts of Odisha will experience a maximum temperature of 37 to 39 degree Celsius.

There will be no large change in the maximum temperature in Odisha during the day time in the next two days. However, there may be a gradual fall in temperature by three to four degree Celsius in several districts of Odisha in the subsequent three days.