Heat wave intensifies in Odisha; 12 places record temperature above 40 degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to reel under intense heat wave as 12 places in the State recorded maximum temperature above 40 degree Celsius on Monday.

Talcher recorded the highest temperature at 43.8 degrees Celsius, followed by Angul which recorded 43.7 degrees Celsius. The mercury stood at 43 degrees Celsius in western Odisha town Titlagarh.

The maximum day temperature at Jharsuguda and Bolangir touched 42.6 degrees Celsius and 42 degree Celsius, respectively. Sambalpur and Hirakud recorded 41.1 degrees Celsius, the regional meteorological centre said.

The mercury touched 40.1 degree Celsius at Keonjhar, 40.8 degree at Bhawanipatna and Malkangiri, 40.5 degree Celsius at Sundargarh and 40 degree Celsius at Sonepur.

The capital city Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum of 39.6 degrees Celsius, while the mercury touched 39 degrees in the neighbouring city of Cuttack.

The meteorological centre predicted that there will be no significant change in maximum temperature in most parts of the state for the next couple of days.