Vikash Sharma

Intense heat conditions turned Odisha into a hot cauldron with State's Sonepur recording 44.2 degree Celsius, the highest maximum (day) temperature for any place in whole of India on Thursday.

The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar informed that mercury surged above 40 degree Celsius mark at 16 places in the State today.

As per IMD, there will be no large change in the maximum temperature (Day Temperature) during the next five days over the districts of Odisha. The maximum temperature is likely to be more than 40 degree Celsius and above normal by 2 to 3 degrees at many places over the districts of interior Odisha during the next two days.

Top 10 Hottest Places In Odisha

1. Sonepur: 44.2

2. Bolangir: 42.8

3. Baripada: 42.5

4. Jharsuguda: 42.2

5. Talcher: 41.8

6. Angul: 41.7

7. Sundergarh: 41.5

8. Sambalpur: 40.

9. Bhawanipatna & Nayagarh: 40.5

10. Balasore & Chatrapur: 40

Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded the maximum temperature of 37.7 and 38.4 degree Celsius, respectively.