Mercury stays at 45 degrees in Titlagarh; heat wave warning for 6 districts

Bhubaneswar: Normal life across Odisha was adversely affected due to the prevailing heat wave conditions with the mercury breaching the 40 degrees Celsius mark in 11 places today. Titlagarh recorded the highest maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius, followed by 43.8 degrees Celsius in Jharsuguda, 43.6 in Bolangir and 43.4 degrees Celsius in Sambalpur.

The twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar recorded 36.8 and 37 degrees Celsius respectively.

“It is almost becoming hard to move out of the house after 9 AM. There has been a considerable rise in the temperature and the children are the worst sufferers,” said a resident of Titlagarh.

The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar today issued heat wave warning for six districts for the next two days. The warning has been issued for Bolangir, Nuapada, Boudh, Deogarh, Bargarh and Nabarangpur districts.