Western Odisha boils at 45 degree plus

Sambalpur in western Odisha on Thursday recorded the day’s highest of 46 degree Celsius in the state.

There were six others places in western and interior parts of the state which sizzled at 45 degree Celsius or above. Those places are Hirakud (45.7 deg Celsius), Titlagarh (45.6 degree Celsius), Balangir (45.5 degree Celsius), Jharsuguda (45.4 degree Celsius), Bhawanipatna (45.2 degree Celsius) and Sundergarh (45.0 degree Celsius). Sonepur recorded 44.5 degree Celsius followed by Angul 44.6 degree Celsius and Bhawanipatna 44.2 degree Celsius.

Besides there were at least seven more places in the state where mercury touched 41 degree Celsius and above. The day temperature at Bhubaneswar stood at 42.6 degree Celsius, highest of the season recorded for the second time in May. Cuttack city recorded 41.0 degree Celsius.

The weathermen forecast that there would be no relief from heat wave and such condition would continue to prevail over some parts of interior Odisha for at least next two days. They also forecast that thunder squall accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph may occur at one or two places over the state.

Meanwhile, reports of suspected sunstroke death pouring from different parts of the state went up to 65 while the state government’s confirmation of sunstroke death remained un-changed at 10 deaths, said a government officer.

Reports reaching Bhubaneswar said acute heat wave condition accompanied with power cut situation made lives miserable at many pockets in the state.

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