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Ramakanta Biswas

While severe heat wave conditions continue to throw life out of gear in Odisha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre in Bhubaneswar on Saturday predicted that there will be no respite from the scorching weather during the next four to five days.  

The weather bureau in its evening bulletin said there will be no large change in maximum temperature (Day Temperature) during next 5 days over the districts of Odisha. 

“Maximum temperature will be more than 40 degree Celsius at many places and likely to be above normal by 2 to 3 degree Celsius at a few places over the districts of interior Odisha during next 4 to 5 days,” the weather bulletin read.

The IMD has advised people to take precautionary measures for hot weather condition while going outside during the peak afternoon hours between 12-3 PM.

As per the temperature chart released by the weather office today, mercury surged above 40 degrees Celsius in 15 towns of Odisha today. 

Sonepur was the hottest place in the State with a maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius followed by Bolangir at 43 degrees Celsius, Angul (42.7) and Jharsuguda (42.6).

In its forecast for Bhubaneswar and its neighbourhood for the next 24 hours, the IMD said there will be partly cloudy sky with possibility of thunder/lightning activities. The maximum and minimum temperature in the city will be around 37 degree Celsius and 26 degree Celsius respectively.

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