Uma Shankar Das, scientist at India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Regional Centre tweeted that Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 37. 6 degrees Celsius by 2:30 pm on Tuesday.
In February 1963, Bhubaneswar had recorded 42.7 degrees Celsius which is an all-time high.
Addressing reporters on Friday, Sanchez pointed out that he was not wearing a tie and said he wanted his ministers, public officials, and workers in the private sector to do the same, the BBC reported.
Under the influence of westerly winds from Arabian Sea over the south peninsular India in lower tropospheric levels, widespread light/moderate rainfall with thunderstorm/ lightning is very likely over Kerala, Mahe, and Lakshadweep Islands.
The minimum and maximum temperatures on Wednesday are likely to settle at 20 degrees Celsius and 37 degrees Celsius respectively. The city is expected to witness a partly cloudy sky, according to the IMD.
While the day temperature plummeted by three to four degree Celsius in most districts, the coastal districts had an overcast sky. However, the interior Odisha didn't see much change in the climate condition.
Places that recorded maximum temperatures above 47 degrees Celsius are: Ganganagar (48.3), Bikaner (48.2), Churu (47.5), Phalodi, Jaisalmer (both 47.4), Pilani (47.3) - all in Rajasthan, Bhind (48.7), Nowgong, Khajuraho (both 47.6) - all in Madhya Pradesh, Mungeshpur (47.2), Najafgarh (47) - both in Delhi; Sirsa (47.8), Hisar (47.5) - both Haryana, and Jhansi (47.3) in Uttar Pradesh.
There will be no large change in maximum temperature during the next 24 hours.
The dip in the temperature was a result of rains - although trace for many parts and light rain for some - in the Delhi NCR from Wednesday evening through the night. The met department has predicted partly cloudy sky with maximum temperature expected at 39 degrees Celsius.
With these data, the researchers identified more than 10 potential coral refugia - habitats that may offer a safe haven for corals facing climate change. Among the potential refugia, there was up to 40 per cent less coral mortality than on neighbouring reefs, despite similar heat stress.
This year's extreme heat wave condition across the country is not only affecting humans, but also birds.
Health facilities need to increase resilience to extreme heat by arranging uninterrupted electricity for constant functioning of cooling appliances, installation of solar panels, measures to reduce indoor heat through cool/green roofs, window shades, and shade outside, among others.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an "orange" alert, warning the city residents of a severe heatwave on Friday.
Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said in southern and coastal Odisha, there will be no heatwave conditions.
Meanwhile, as per the IMD update at 8.30 p.m., the city was having a relative humidity of 36 per cent. The city observed sunrise at 5.47 a.m., and sun set at 6.52 p.m.