City sizzles at 40.9 degrees as heat wave grips Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Temperatures have gone up alarmingly in most parts of Odisha with the capital city of Bhubaneswar recording the highest temperature of 40.9 degree Celsius today. The Met office has warned that there would be further rise in the temperature in the next five days.

Barring Paradip (32.9), Gopalpur (33), Puri (32.5) in the coastal belt and the southern district of Koraput (31.6), temperature remained over 35 degrees in most other places with Balasore recording 37.5 degrees, Chandbali (38.2), Cuttack (38), Angul (39.1), Baripada (37.5), Jharsuguda (37.5), Keonjhar (36.7), Sambalpur (36.1), Sundergarh (36), Hirakud (37.6), Talcher (38.8), Bhawanipatna (39), Balangir (38), Phulbani (35.8), Titlagarh (38), Malkangiri (39) and Sonepur (37.2).

Normal life was disrupted in the here as the temperature rose sharply from 11 AM onward with hot wind forcing people to cover their faces with wet clothes.

A Met release issued this evening said barring rain and thundershower at one or two places over north interior Odisha and some parts of coastal Odisha and the adjoining districts of Dhenkanal and Jajpur, there will be no change in the weather conditions in the next few days.

The release also said there would be further rise in the temperature in the five days from February 25.