State to reel under heat wave for few more days

Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat continued to lash the state with mercury reaching about 45 degree Celsius in major cities of the western and central parts of the state. Adding woe to this, the local meteorological department has warned that heat waves will continue for few more days due to the formation of a trough line between lower parts of Himalaya and Telengana passing through Odisha.  Effects of the line are expected to be observed with the possibility of thunderstorm in southern parts of the state and its neighbouring regions, the weather department said.

While central and western parts of the state continued to record temperature over 45 degrees Celsius in the last few days the situation would continue for next 4-5 days, an official of the weather department said. Bolangir on Monday recorded the highest temperature in the state so far with 44.6 degree Celsius. According to official records, so far five persons succumbed to sunstroke in the state.