Bhubaneswar sizzles at 42 degrees

Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) A heat wave sweeping across Odisha intensified further with capital city of Bhubaneswar Saturday recording a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius, the day’s highest in the state, an official said.

Normal life was also hit in several other places of the state with at least nine towns recording a maximum temperature of more than 40 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar told IANS.

The places where high temperatures were recorded, include Titilagarh (40.6 degrees Celsius) Malkangiri (40.5 degrees Celsius) Bolangir (40.8 degrees Celsius) Bhawanipatna (40.5 degrees Celsius) and Talcher (40.2 degrees Celsius).

The seaside towns of Balasore and Chandbali recorded 40 and 40.8 degrees Celsius respectively.

S.C. Sahu, director of the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar said the heat wave condition is likely to prevail in the state until April 10.

“There may be a fluctuation of one to two degrees in some places but by and large the situation will remain the same,” he said.

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