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Heat Wave Warning In Nine Odisha Districts For Four Days

25 May 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

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Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail across Odisha for the next few days and warning has been issued in nine districts for four days, said Director of Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas, on Saturday.

Biswas said the warning has been issued in Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir and Nuapada till May 28.

He further informed that the highest temperature recorded in the last 24 hours was 44.2 degree Celsius at Titlagarh. Likewise, 11 other stations recorded temperature above 40 degree Celsius.

While temperature at Sambalpur was 43.9°C, it was 43.8°C at Hirakud, 43.7°C at Talcher, 43.6°C at Jharsuguda, 43.2°C at Sonepur, 42.7°C at Angul and Bolangir, 41.5°C at Bhawanipatna, 41.0°C at Malkangiri, 40.5°C at Phulbani and 40.0°C at Sundargarh.

Biswas also stated that the temperature in Bhubaneswar is likely to reach around 40 degree Celsius by tomorrow, but it will not rise further.

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H.R Biswas, Director, MET, Odisha