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Rojalin Mishra

Titlagarh/Jharsuguda/Bhubaneswar: At a time when the entire Odisha is reeling under intense heat wave conditions, the officials of the regional metrological centre predicted that similar situation will persist for the next three days.  A yellow warning has been issued in view of the severe heat wave condition for eight districts in the State.

While mercury in Western and interior districts of the State has been hovering between 40 and  45 degrees Celsius for the past few days, increase in humidity level and scorching heat is making life worse for the people especially in the coastal parts.

"The heat wave is unbearable and the people are forced to stay indoors after 8 AM.  We are depending on juices, lassi, watermelon stalls to get little relief from the heat and keep ourselves hydrated," said a resident from Titlagarh.

"Post cyclone Fani, there is no trees left under which we can sit and protect ourselves from the heat. Children are suffering the most due to the heat wave conditions," said a resident of Jharsuguda.

Meterologist of Bhubaneswar Regional Met Centre, Sashikant said, "The heat wave conditions will prevail for the next three days. Yellow warning has been issued for Bargarh, Sambalpur, Nuapada, Sonepur, Bolangir, Nabarangpur, Deogarh, Jharsuguda".

Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted that the southwest monsoon advanced to Andaman Sea on Sunday. The monsoon is likely to hit Kerala on June 6 and Odisha on June 14 or 15.

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