Bhubaneswar: The heat wave conditions remained unabated in Odisha as the temperature soared to 40 degree Celsius or above at 15 places on Wednesday.
According to the Met office, Boudh district emerged as the hottest place in the State with a maximum temperature of 43.2 degree Celsius while Jharsuguda was second hottest with mercury touching 42.8 degree Celsius.
Bolangir recorded 42.5 degree Celsius, Sambalpur (42.3) and Angul (42.1). Twin Cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack reported 39.5 and 39.8 degree Celsius respective, a bulletin issued by the Met Office read.
Maximum temperature (day temperature) is likely to fall gradually by two to three degree Celsius at many places over the districts of Coastal Odisha during the next 2-3 days. Moreover, the temperature will gradually fall by two to three degree Celsius over the districts of interior Odisha after 3 days, the weather office predicted.
Bhubaneswar and neighbouring areas are likely to witness partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder or lightning. Maximum and minimum temperature is very likely to be around 40°C and 27°C respectively in the next 24 hours, the weather bulletin read.