Temperature Likely To Soar, Thunderstorm Alert Issued In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With humidity levels relatively increasing day by day, temperature across Odisha has also soared post the severe cyclonic storm Fani. In at least 10 places across the State, mercury has remained constantly above 40 degree Celsius for the past few days.

Places like Bolangir, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Titlagarh have recorded temperature as high as 45 degree Celsius.

As per officials of the Meteorological department, heat wave conditions will persist for at least next five days in around 15 districts including some  in coastal and southern region. Temperature will further increase for the next 4 – 5 days in interior Odisha, sources said. 

A few places in Northern, Western and South-Western Odisha are likely to experience thunderstorm due to the depression formed in Northern part of Bihar, added the officials.

“A depression has formed over Northern Bihar which might cause thunderstorm in Western, Northern and South-Western parts of Odisha in the next five days. Temperatures will rise by 2-3 degree Celsius in interior Odisha,” informed Weather Expert, Ramesh Nayak.

On Saturday, the temperature soared above 40 degree Celsius in at least nine places across Odisha. Jharsuguda was the hottest place in the state recording a maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius. Titlagarh followed closely behind with mercury touching 43.5 degree Celsius, while Malkangiri recorded 43.4 degree Celsius, Sonepur 43.3 degree, Sambalpur 42.7 degree and Hirakud 42.4 degree Celsius, informed MeT.

The maximum temperature at Bolangir stood at 42 degrees Celsius, while it was 41.5 degrees at Talcher and 41 degrees at Sundergarh.