Vikash Sharma

When will the people in Odisha get relief from excess heat and humid conditions? Despite the onset of monsoon in several parts of the country, people in Odisha, especially in the western region are praying for early arrival of the rains.

Titilagarh on Friday recorded the highest maximum temperature of 45 degrees. Apart from Titlagarh, Bolangir district recorded maximum temperature of 44.9, Boudh 44.5, Sambalpur 44.4, Sonepur 44.3 and Jharsuguda recorded 44.2 degree Celisus yesterday.

As per India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, the maximum temperature is likely to hover between 42 to 44 degrees and there will be no major change in the day temperature in the next four to five days.

The maximum temperature in some parts of the State is likely to remain above normal by 2 to 3 degrees, informed Regional Met Centre director, HR Biswas.

Despite the heat conditions, the IMD has also predicted thunderstorm activities in several parts of the State. Meanwhile, normal life was adversely hit after thunderstorm hit Mohana area in Gajapati district yesterday.

There are reports of extensive damage and incidents of tree uprooting in several parts of the block under the influence of strong and gusty winds. The vehicular movement on National Highway no 312 was also affected for quite some time. The situation was brought to normalcy after the Odisha Fire Services personnel reached the spot and cleared the road.