Intense heat wave sweeps Odisha, Talcher hottest at 43.2 C

Bhubaneswar: Intense heat wave swept across the State today with the mercury rising above 40 degree Celsius in at least 10 places as the coal belt of Talcher remained the hottest zone in the state at 43.2 degree Celsius.

While Talcher had also recorded 43.2 degree celsius yesterday, the temperature at Bhawanipatna stood at 42.2 degree C today, followed by 42 degree C at Titlagarh, the MeT department here said.

The mercury soared up to 41.7 degree Celsius in Angul, while the maximum temperature was recorded at 41.1 degree Celsius at Balangir, 41 degree Celsius at Sambalpur, 40.6 degree Celsius at Jharsuguda, 40.4 degree Celsius in Malkangiri and 40.2 degree Celsius at both Hirakud and Sonepur.

The state capital of Bhubaneswar, where the weather remained cloudy and humid, recorded 36 degree Celsius, it added.