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Dilip Kumar

Bhubaneswar: After a brief spell of thunderstorm activities, Odisha seemed to have turned into a burning hot cauldron on Saturday with as many as 12 places recording temperature above 40 degree Celsius.

As per the latest bulletin released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bhubaneswar emerged as the hottest with 42.1 degree c temperature followed by Boudh which recorded 42 degree Celsius.

Some other towns which recorded temperature above 40 degrees are Angul (40.3), Baripada (41.6), Jharsuguda (40.5), Sambalpur (41),Talcher (40.1), Bhawanipatna (40.0), Bolangir (40.3), Titilagarh (41.0), Sonepur (41.8), and Nayagarh (40.0).

Similarly, the places which recorded below 40 degrees were Balasore (38.6), Chnadabali (39.2), Cuttack (39.8), Paradip (32.9), Gopalpur (33.6), Keonjhar (36.8), Puri (33.8), Sundergarh (39.5), Hirakud (39.5), Koraput (35.4), Phulbani (39), Malkangiri (38.0), Daringbadi (35.5), Chhatrapur (34.5), Paralakhemundi (37.5), Rayagada (38.5).

The Met department has predicted maximum day temperature to rise by 2-3 degree C at many places in the State in next two-three days.

Bhubaneswar and its periphery areas would remain mainly clear sky and clowdy sky during afternoon and evening respectively. The temperature would likely hover around 41 degrees Celcius, the IMD bulletin stated.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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