Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The intense heat wave conditions may continue in Odisha with the scorching heat and humidity level likely to shoot up in the next two days, forecast the Regional Meteorological centre here on Tuesday.

According to the Met department, the intense heat wave condition is likely to prevail for the next two days.  As many as 11 cities of Odisha recorded a temperature above 40 degree C, yesterday. Hirakud was recorded the highest at 44.8 degree C.

"Heat wave warning has been issued for the next 2-3 days in several parts of Western Odisha, especially Sambalpur, Bolangir, Talcher and Dhenkanal. However, the nor'wester rain is likely to lash the Southern parts of the State like Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri and Rayagada," informed weather expert at the regional meteorological centre, Radhanath Behera.

He further said that the monsoon is expected to hit Odisha in the coming 4-5 days.