Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD here on Saturday issued heat wave warning for several parts of the State for next few days with as many as 13 towns recording temperature above 40 degree Celsius today.
As per the Met department, Titlagarh recorded the highest maximum day temperature in the State with 45.5 Degree Celsius followed by Bhawanipatna with 44.2 degree Celsius, Talcher 43.8 degree Celsius, Bolangir 43.5 degree Celsius, Malkangiri 43 degree Celsius.
Similarly, the mercury touched its peak in Sambalpur at 42.6 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature recorded in Boudh was 42.5 degree Celsius. Other towns where temperature recorded over 40 degree Celsius are Hirakud, Sonepur and Jharsuguda all recording 42.2 degree Celsius, Paralakhemundi 42 degree Celsius and Phulbani 41.4 degree Celsius.
As per a weather bulletin issued by the State Weather department, heat wave condition is likely to prevail over the districts of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and Angul till May 24.
For the next day, while the Met department has forecast thundershower alert for one or two places of Gajapati, Ganjam, Koraput, Rayagada, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar, heat wave warning has been issued for the districts of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and Angul.
During May 25 and 25, the weather department has predicted that heat wave condition will persist in the belts Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh & Angul. It has been made clear that even though the heat is tolerable for general public, it will be moderate health concern for vulnerable people like infants, elderly people with chronic diseases.
Under its influence, heat waves to severe heat wave conditions are likely to prevail over plains of northwest India and adjoining Central India. Rainfall activity has significantly reduced over south Peninsular India, giving rise to development of heat wave conditions over parts of that region also.