Vikash Sharma

It seems that summer has already arrived in Odisha in the month of February. This was evident after the state capital Bhubaneswar recorded the highest maximum temperature of the year in the State.

Uma Shankar Das, scientist at India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Regional Centre tweeted that Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 37. 6 degrees Celsius by 2:30 pm on Tuesday.

It is pertinent to mention here that not only Bhubaneswar, several places in Odisha have been witnessing sudden rise in the maximum temperature in the past few days. Earlier Malkangiri had recorded the maximum temperature of 36 degrees on Monday.

As per IMD, there will be no large change in the minimum temperature (night temperature) over the districts of Odisha during the next five days.

IMD Bhubaneswar director, HR Biswas today informed that Phulbani recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 12 degrees Celsius in the past 24 hours. The maximum temperature in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar is likely to remain between 35 to 36 degrees Celsius in the next five days, tweeted IMD Bhubaneswar.

(Reported by Bibartan Panda)