Mercury crosses 40 degree C in 9 places in Odisha; Talcher hottest at 43.1

Bhubaneswar:  Intense heat wave severely affected normal life across Odisha today as temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius in nine places in the State.

Talcher recorded highest 43.1 degree C followed by Titlagarh with 43 degree C.

Similarly, Angul recorded 41.7 degree C, Bhawanipatna-42.5, Bolangir-42, Jharsuguda-40.9, Sonepur-40.8, Sambalpur-40.1, Sundergarh-40, Bhubaneswar & Cuttack recorded maximum temperature of 39.5 and 38.6 degree C respectively.

On Friday, nine districts in Odisha recorded temperature above 40 degree Celsius. While Bolangir recorded the highest temperature at 42.2 degree Celsius, Angul & Talcher sizzled at 42.1 degree Celsius.