Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions prevailed in Odisha with as many as eight places recording maximum temperatures above 40 degree Celsius on Monday.
As per the Regional Meteorological department, Titlagarh recorded the maximum temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius followed by Sonepur at 42 degrees Celsius and Bolangir and Sundergarh both at 41.5 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature recorded in Malkangiri and Jharsuguda was 41.2 degrees Celsius, Sambalpur 41 degrees Celsius and Hirakud 40.9 degrees Celsius while in twin cities Bhubaneswar and Cuttack the maximum temperature recorded was 39 degrees Celsius and 37 degrees Celsius respectively.
Meanwhile, the Met Department has predicted that there will be a significant drop in temperature from April 28 due to the Nor'Wester rains.
Director of IMD's Bhubaneswar centre, Sarat Chandra Sahu said, "Heat wave conditions will continue to prevail till April 27 and the maximum temperature would hover between 40 and 43 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature is likely to drop from April 28 due to the Nor'Wester rains."
Rain and thunder showers after April 28 are likely to continue till May 2-3 and that might bring down the temperature at almost all places, Sahu added.