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Bhubaneswar: Severe heat wave conditions are likely to prevail for the next two days in parts of Western Odisha with an increase in maximum temperature above normal by two to three degrees, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The highest temperature of 45.5 degree Celsius was recorded in Titilagarh in the last 24 hours, followed by 44.6°C at Bolangir, 44.0°C at Sonepur, 43.3°C at Sambalpur, 43.2°C at Jharsuguda, 42.4°C at Hirakud, 42.0°C at Bhawanipatna, 41.7°C at Angul, 41.5°C at Sundargarh and 40.0°C at Talcher and Malkangiri respectively.

Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has issued yellow warning for districts of Sonepur, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Jharsuguda for next two days i.e. up to 0830 hrs (8:30 AM) of May 21.

As per the warning, heat wave condition is likely to prevail over some parts of the districts. While the heat is tolerable for general public but moderate health concern for vulnerable people which includes infants, elderly persons and people with chronic diseases. All have been advised to stay indoors and avoid heat exposure.

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Sudarshan Mohapatra, Weather Scientists, Bhubaneswar