Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Scorching heat continued in interior and western Odisha while coastal parts of State also reeled under intense heat wave conditions. Temperature at four places in the State was over 44 degree Celsius yesterday.

Angul town recorded the highest temperature of 44.7 degree Celsius, followed by 44.5 degree at Balangir, 44.1 degree at Talcher and 44 degree at Jharsuguda, as reported by the regional office of Indian Metrological Department (IMD) here.

Sonepur also recorded a maximum temperature of 43.8 degree Celsius while the mercury hovered between 43 and 43 degree Celcius at  Titlagarh, Hirakud and Sambalpur respectively.

Similarly Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature at 36.6 degree and Cuttack sizzled at 35 degrees. The temperature in several parts of the State is expected to rise further in coming days, added IMD sources.