Mercury crosses 40 degree Celsius in 11 places of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave condition remained unabated in Odisha, particularly in the western region, with the temperature soaring above 40 degree Celsius in at least 11 places on Monday. Coastal and interior areas of the state also reeled under unbearable weather conditions due to rising temperature coupled with high level of relative humidity.

Hirakud in western Odisha turned out to be the hottest place in the state recording 44.8 degree Celsius followed by 44.6 degree in neighbouring Sambalpur, the Meteorological Centre here said.

The mercury touched 43.6 degree Celsius in Titlagarh, while it was 43.2 degree in Jharsuguda, 42.5 degree in Bolangir, 41.8 degree in Sonepur, 41.1 degree in Angul, 40.5 degree in Talcher, 40.4 degree in Phulbani, 40.2 degree in Bhawanipatna and 40 degree in Sundargarh, it said.

The state capital Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 37.8 degree Celsius with relative humidity of 82 per cent, it said.

In Cuttack city, the maximum temperature stood at 37.4 degree Celsius. The MeT centre here has forecast heat wave conditions to prevail in many parts of the state for at least next three days.