Mercury crosses 40 degree C mark in 11 places of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions returned to haunt people in several parts of Odisha with mercury breaching the 40 degrees Celsius mark in 11 places on Friday. Titlagarh recorded highest maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius.

As per the Met department report, Jharsuguda recorded 42.6 degrees Celsius, while the mercury touched 41.1 degrees C mark in both Bhawanipatna and Malkangiri.

Several parts of Western Odisha reeled under intense heat wave conditions with Bolangir recording a highest day temperature of 41.5 degrees C, 41.4 degrees C in Sambalpur, 41.3 degrees C in Hirakud, 41.2 degrees C in Sonepur, 41.1 degrees C in Angul, 40.2 degrees C in Talcher and 40 degrees C in Balasore, the Meteorological Centre said.

The met department added the temperature in Bhubaneswar jumped to 38.1 degree Celsius from 34.7 degree recorded on Thursday whereas mercury soared to 39.2 degree Celsius in Cuttack. In the State’s capital, a high level of relative humidity level of 92 per cent made the situation worse for denizens.