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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The people of Odisha continued to reel under the blistering heat wave today as Titlagarh sizzled at 41.5 degrees Celsius while three other places recorded a maximum temperature above 40 degrees Celsius.

As per reports, Sonepur, Malkangiri and Bolangir recorded 40.4 deg C, 40.2 deg C and 40.1 deg C respectively. Similarly heat wave conditions prevailed in capital city Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur with a maximum temperature of 38.2 deg C, 37.8 deg C and 39.2 deg C recorded in these places.

The regional meteorological office has predicted that dry weather conditions would prevail for the next four days with heat waves likely at some places of the state.

Meanwhile, the IMD has issued heat wave alert across the state for the next few days keeping in view the forecast.

However, the report forecasted that a few areas would experience showers from March 31. “Thunder squall accompanied with hail and gusty wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph likely to occur at one or two places over North Odisha on March 31 and continue till April 4 but weather will remain dry over South Odisha,” the forecast added.

Bhubaneswar Met department director Sarat Chandra Sahu said, “Heat wave conditions will prevail till March 31 afternoon. There may be rain or thunder showers in a few places in North Odisha after that.”

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