Heat Wave Alert: Temperature in Odisha likely to rise after two days

Bhubaneswar: Following a meeting on the heat wave preparedness, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) observed that there has been an increase in maximum temperature in most of the stations in Odisha.

As per the latest forecast of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, there will be no large change in maximum temperature (day temperature) during the next two days. However, the temperature is likely to rise by 2-3 degree Celsius thereafter over the districts of Odisha.

SRC Bishnupada Sethi informed that an action plan has been made to tackle the rising temperature in the State. “Heatwave action plan has been prepared by OSDMA. Special arrangements have been made at hospitals for the sunstroke patients. Steps have also been taken for ‘no power cuts’. There will be restrictions in physical labour work during 11 AM to 3.30 PM till June 15 and also vehicular movement and traffic would be regulated in these peak hours,” Sethi said.

The Met has further predicted that light rain or thundershower is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Gajapati and Koraput while dry weather is likely to prevail over rest of the districts in Odisha.

On March 26, Malkanagiri recorded the maximum temperature of 40.5 degree Celsius, followed by Titlagarh with 39.5 deg C, Bhawanipatna 38.3 deg C, Angul 38.1 deg C, Cuttack 38.0 deg C, Bolangir 38.0 deg C, Bhubaneswar 37.8 deg C, Sonepur 37.8 deg C, Hirakud 37.6 deg C, while Chandbali, Jharsuguda and Talcher stood at 37.5 degree Celsius.