Mercury crosses 41 degree Celsius in five Odisha towns

Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) The mercury crossed 41 degree Celsius in at least five towns in Odisha Saturday with the district headquarters town of Angul recording 41.9 degree Celsius, the day’s highest in the state, officials said.

The other towns which saw high temperatures include Baripada, the district headquarters of Mayurbhanj; the district headquarters towns of Sambalpur and Sonepur and Titilagarh in the district of Bolangir. They recorded 41.5, 41.2, 41.6 and 41.5 degree Celsius respectively.

Some costal towns such as Puri and Gopalpur, however, remained cool, recording a maximum temperature of 33.5 and 31.0 degree Celsius respectively.

The maximum temperature recorded at state capital Bhubaneswar was 40.4 degree Celsius, an official of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre told IANS.

The weathers will remain the same in many parts of the state, although rain or thundershowers may occur in parts of north Odisha during the next 24 hours, he said.

The control room at the office of the state’s special relief commissioner said there has been no report of any sunstroke death from any part of the state so far.

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