14 Odisha towns/cities experiencing above 40 degree celsius

Bhubaneswar: With 14 Odisha towns reeling above 40 degree celsius today, the Indian Meteorological Department said the heat wave condition might continue over some parts of the coastal region during the next 48 hours.

At least 14 towns and cities of the state today recorded temperature above 40 degree Celsius with Sonepur in the western region recording the maximum temperature of 43.2 degree C in the state today.

Bhubaneswar today recorded 41.4 degree C against yesterday’s 43.2 degree.

The places which recorded above 40 degree C included Bhawanipatna (42.7), Malkangiri (42.4), Titlagarh (42.3), Angul (42.1) and Bolangir (42).

The temperature soared upto 40 degrees celsius and above in Hirakud and Talcher (41.6 each), Chandbali (41.2), Jharsuguda (41.1), Sambalpur (41.5) and Dhenkanal (41.2).

In a special bulletin the IMD said, “Heat wave condition may prevail over some parts of coastal Odisha during the next 48 hours.”

“The alarming rise in temperature in coastal Odisha is due to the flow of hot wind from the central and north-west India towards the state,” said Sarat Chandra Sahu, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.