Mercury crosses 44 deg C in 9 places as Odisha swelters under intense heat wave

Bhubaneswar: The heat wave condition continues to intensify in Odisha with nine places of the State recording temperatures above 44 degree Celsius today. As per data of the Meteorological department, Titlagarh seemed to have turned into a burning cauldron as it recorded temperature of 46.5 degree Celsius, the maximum for any station this summer.

Other than Titlagarh, Bolangir too recorded temperature above 46 degree Celsius today. The maximum temperature recorded in the city stood at 46.3 degree Celsius.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, Talcher recorded a temperature of 45.7 degree Celsius, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur recorded 45.2 deg C, Sonepur, Hirakud, Bhawanipatna and Angul recorded temperatures of 44.8 deg C, 44.5 deg C, 44.3 deg C and 44.1 deg C respectively.

Temperature stood at 39.5 degree Celsius in capital city Bhubaneswar while Cuttack recorded 40.5 degree Celsius. Met sources have claimed that heat wave condition will prevail in the Western parts of Odisha for the next 48 hours.

Temperature is likely to remain 2 to 3 degree Celsius above normal in several parts of Sambalpur, Hirakud, Bargarh, Nuapada, Jharsuguda Deogarh and Bolangir in the next two to three days, informed meteorologist Sudarshan Mishra.