Bhubaneswar records 40.1 degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Mercury level in the State’s capital here crossed 40 degree Celsius, the highest in the season this year, Met office sources said.

While industrial town of Angul recorded 40.7 degree Celsius, highest in the state, coal town of Talcher recorded 40 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature in Bhubaneswar was 40.1 degree Celsius against the yesterday’s temperature of 37.7 degree Celsius, they said.

“The temperature is most likely to touch 43 degree Celsius in Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur, Titlagarh and Jharsuguda in the next four days,” a senior official at the local Met office said adding that the clear weather condition has given rise to sudden rise in temperature.

However, there is possibility of rain or thundershower at some places in Jajpur and Mayurbhanj districts and Nor’wester in some parts of the coastal districts in the next 24 hours.

The day temperature also crossed 38 degrees in Chandbali, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Hirakud, Bhawanipatna, Bolangir, Titlagarh and Malkangiri, a release issued by the Met office said.