26 May 2018
Bhubaneswar: Intense heat wave conditions were experienced in most parts of Odisha. As many as 6 places in the State recorded a maximum temperature of above 40 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Titlagarh was the hottest place in the state which recorded a maximum temperature of 43.0 degree Celsius.
Other places where the mercury soared to 40 degree Celsius and above are- Malkangiri (42.0), Bolangir (42.0), Bhawanipatna (41.2), Sonepur (40.6) and Sambalpur (40.2).
The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded a maximum temperature of 35.6 and 35.2 degrees Celsius.
The average day temperature of other important towns in the state are as follows- Jharsuguda (39.5), Hirakud (39.0), Angul (38.7), Keonjhargarh (37.5), Balasore (34.5), Paradip (32.5), Puri (33.0), Sundargarh (35.0), Koraput (35.4) and Dhenkanal (35.5).
According to the regional MeT Department, the sky over the capital city will be partly cloudy. Rain or thundershowers may occur. The maximum and minimum temperatures will most likely remain between 35 degree Celsius and 26 degree Celsius in the next 24 hours.
The IMD has also warned that thunder squall accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Rayagada, Sundargarh, Koraput and Ganjam.