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Pradeep Singh

Bhubaneswar: Amid lockdown in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, blistering heat continued to grip Odisha throwing the lives of people out of gear.

Chandbali in Bhadrak district emerged as the hottest place in Odisha on Saturday registering a maximum temperature of 40.2 degree Celsius.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre here, Chandbali recorded the highest temperature of 40.2 degree Celsius followed by Talcher, Bolangir and Malkangiri, all recording temperature of 40 degree Celsius.

Similarly, mercury stood at 39.6 degree Celsius and 38.8 degree Celsius in the State Capital Bhubaneswar and Cuttack respectively. Baripada, Sambalpur, Titilagarh and Boudh recorded 39 degree Celsius.

The weather office said most of the stations in the State recorded increase in maximum temperature and added that most places will witness further rise in temperature by 1-2 degree Celsius in the next two days.

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On the other hand, the weather department said light to moderate rainfall is also very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Bolangir, Bhadrak and Jagatsinghpur while dry weather will prevail over the remaining districts.

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