Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted a steep rise in maximum temperature for several parts of Odisha.

As per the latest IMD forecast, the maximum temperature (Day temperature) is likely to be above normal by 3-4 degrees Celsius at many places over the districts of Odisha during the next 3-4 days.

Similarly, there will be no large change in minimum temperature (Night temperature) in Odisha during the next 4-5 days.

IMD has also issued an alert stating that “Hot weather condition with above normal maximum temperature by about 5 degree Celsius likely at some places over the districts of Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Balasore, Angul, Mayurbhanj including Bhubaneswar City during next 2-3 days.”

As per the advisory, IMD has asked people of these districts to take precautionary measures while going out around noontime (1100hrs IST - 1500hrs IST).

It is pertinent to mention here that Bhubaneswar had recorded the highest temperature of 40.4 degrees Celsius which was the highest maximum temperature recorded in the country on Friday. Bhubaneswar had recorded a temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

Not only Bhubaneswar, but around 17 places in Odisha also recorded temperature above 37 degree Celsius yesterday.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)