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Odisha Schools Start Morning Classes From Today As Mercury Soars

Bhubaneswar: In view of the soaring daytime temperature that crossed 40 degree Celsius at several places in the State, schools have started classes in morning shift from today to avoid heat wave related eventuality. The School and Mass Education department has directed all District Education Officers (DEOs) to ensure morning classes amid strict adherence to […]

Odisha: Met Predicts Rise In Temperature In Next 3-4 Days

Bhubaneswar: The State Capital registered a record temperature on Saturday for the fourth consecutive day as mercury went up to 40.6 degree Celsius. Bhubaneswar was the hottest in the State on Saturday. The city had registered 40.4 degree Celsius on Friday. The condition will prevail in next three-four days, weather officials predicted. The mercury will […]

Cold Wave To Return Odisha! Temperature Set To Drop By 3-5 Degree Celsius
Biting Cold Wave Sweeps Odisha: Mercury Plummets To 4.5 Degree Celsius In Phulbani

Bhubaneswar: As per the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast, several parts of Odisha continue to be hit by intense cold wave condition during the last couple of days. Normal life in Phulbani in Kandhamal district was adversely affected as the minimum temperature (night temperature) dropped to 4.5 degree Celsius, one of the season’s lowest on […]

Odisha: Sonepur Shivers At 11.2 Degrees; Mercury Plummets Across The State

Bhubaneswar: Mercury dropped to 11.2 degrees Celsius at Sonepur on Sunday night as cold wave conditions returned to the Stare after a brief gap. As a result, normal life across the State was partially affected in the past 24 hours. Eight places in the State recorded minimum temperature (night temperature) below 15 degree Celsius on […]

Mercury To Glide Across The Sun On November 11

Washington: Planet Mercury will pass directly between Earth and the Sun on November 11, staging a rare celestial show. During the transit, Mercury will look like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun’s face, NASA said in a blog this week, adding that the event will be widely visible from most of Earth, including […]

Moon may have more frozen water than previously thought

Washington: Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may have far more water ice than previously thought, new evidence suggests. “If confirmed, this potential reservoir of frozen water on the Moon may be sufficiently massive to sustain long-term lunar exploration,” said Noah Petro, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space […]

Mercury crosses 40 degree Celsius in 11 places of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave condition remained unabated in Odisha, particularly in the western region, with the temperature soaring above 40 degree Celsius in at least 11 places on Monday. Coastal and interior areas of the state also reeled under unbearable weather conditions due to rising temperature coupled with high level of relative humidity. Hirakud in western […]

Titlagarh boils at 45.8 degrees C, mercury crosses 40 in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius mark in 15 places across Odisha today as heat wave conditions continued to hit normal life across the State. Titlagarh recorded the highest temperature of 45.8 degree Celsius followed by Bolangir with 45.5 degree C and Sambalpur 44.6 degree C. Similarly, mercury touched 44.2 in Sonepur, Hirakud-44.1, Jharsuguda-43.6, Talcher-43.2, […]

Mercury to soar higher amid thunderstorm spells in Odisha: Met Office

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave is likely to sweep most parts of Odisha for next few days amid spells of thunderstorm and lighting activities, as per the forecast of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar. The Met office has predicted that mercury is likely to be above normal in interior and western Odisha including districts of Bolangir, […]

At 44.2 Deg C Bhubaneswar Hottest In Odisha, Mercury Breaches 73 Year Record
Mercury crosses 40 degree C in 9 places in Odisha; Talcher hottest at 43.1

Bhubaneswar:  Intense heat wave severely affected normal life across Odisha today as temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius in nine places in the State. Talcher recorded highest 43.1 degree C followed by Titlagarh with 43 degree C. Similarly, Angul recorded 41.7 degree C, Bhawanipatna-42.5, Bolangir-42, Jharsuguda-40.9, Sonepur-40.8, Sambalpur-40.1, Sundergarh-40, Bhubaneswar & Cuttack recorded maximum temperature of […]

Weather Alert: Rain likely in Odisha in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar:  The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued thunderstorm warning for several parts of Odisha from February 24 to February 27.  Moreover, several parts in interior Odisha will also experience rainfall in the next 24 hours under the impact of a trough line while the day temperature in several parts is likely to be 4 […]

Lead, mercury exposure raises cholesterol levels: Study

New York: Increased levels of lead and mercury in the blood could raise bad cholesterol levels, known to damage arteries, and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a preliminary research. The findings by researchers from the Jacobi Medical Center in New York City showed that people with a high level of […]

Europe-Japan joint mission set out for Mercury

London: Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to the Sun’s closest planet Mercury. It is likely to take them seven years to reach their destination. The joint endeavour BepiColombo left Earth on an Ariane rocket that launched out of South America on Friday, the BBC said. The probes lifted clear […]

Rains bring down temperature in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Rains brought respite from the sweltering heat in Odisha today as most parts of the state experienced a further drop in temperature. The mercury breached the 40 degrees Celsius mark in only four places, compared to nine yesterday. Rainfall in several coastal areas since Sunday has acted as a coolant in the state. Capital […]

KV Singhdeo leads dharna protesting power cut in Patnagarh

Patnagarh: BJP activists led by MLA KV Singhdeo today staged a sit-in in-front of the local electricity office here in Bolangir district in protest against frequent power cuts in the area. The protesters alleged that normal life has been miserably affected due to undeclared power cuts even as the mercury hovers around 45 degrees C […]

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Intense heat in Odisha, Titlagarh sizzles at 43.3 deg

Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat persisted in most parts of Odisha today and Titlagarh was the hottest place with 43.3 degree celsius in the state where sunstroke has so far claimed one life. The mercury hovered above 40 degree Celsius in at least 10 places in the state as entire western Odisha and many parts of southern […]

W Odisha sizzles; 11 places record over 40 degrees C

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions persisted in many places of Odisha today with Bhawanipatna recording the highest temperature of 42.7 degrees Celsius in the state. The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least 11 places, mostly in western Odisha, while the coastal areas experienced cloudy conditions, according to the Meteorological centre. The state capital, […]

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Heat wave prevails in Odisha, Jharsuguda hottest at 42.8 deg C

Bhubaneswar: Sweltering heat wave condition prevailed in most parts of Odisha today with the mercury touching 42.9 degrees Celsius at Jharsuguda, making it the hottest place in the state. The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least eight places, mostly in western Odisha, while cloudy condition in the coastal areas of the state […]

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Heat wave condition returns to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The heat wave condition returned to Odisha with rise in the mercury level today as Jharsuguda turned out to be the hottest plae in the state with 43 degrees Celsius. The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least ten places, mostly in western Odisha. After Jharsuguda, Balangir recorded a maximum temperature of […]

Angul hottest place in Odisha at 42.7 deg Celsius

Bhubaneswar: The mercury started rising across Odisha amid signs of revival of heat wave today after a brief respite for two days, as Angul remained the hottest place in the state with 42.7 degrees Celsius. The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least nine places on Tuesday, especially in western Odisha. The industrial […]

W Odisha sizzles as mercury sours up to 44.2

Bhubaneswar: With the onset of April, heat waves continued to shatter temperature records in internal and western pockets of Odisha, even as Bolangir crossed 44 degrees today followed by Titilagarh. Seven town of the State gripped by the heatwaves has gone up from 40 to 44 degree for last one week. The entire western region […]

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Mercury touches 44 deg C, Odisha sizzles under intense heat

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave conditions prevailed in most parts of Odisha today with the mercury soaring up to 44 degrees Celsius at Titlagarh, making it the hottest place in the state. The entire western region of Odisha sizzled under intense heat, the Meteorological office here said. At least 13 places in the state recorded temperature above 40 […]

Mercury crosses 43 deg C mark, heatwave conditions in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The mercury soared above 43 degrees Celsius mark in five Odisha towns on Thursday, with the IMD issuing heat wave warning in the state during next 48 hours. “Heatwave conditions are likely to prevail over in some parts of interior Odisha during the next 48 hours,” the MeT department said in a bulletin here […]

Temperatures up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After a lull temperature rose in western, southern and coastal parts of Odisha today. The mercury touched 42.9 degree C at Hirakud today, up from 40.1 degrees yesterday, while the other western Odisha towns of Bolangir recorded 42 degrees, Sambalpur 41.8 degrees, Bhawanipatna 41.5 degrees, Jharsuguda 41.4 degrees, Titlagarh 40.5 degress and Sundergarh 40 […]

Rare Mercury transit across Sun on May 9

The people of Odisha will have the privilege of witnessing a rare celestial phenomenon on May 9 as the Mercury will cross the face of the Sun for the third time in the 21st Century