Odisha Sun Times News Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 14:
The bad news is that the local Met office, in a release here this evening, warned that the heat wave in Odisha would continue with a variation of 1-2 degree Celsius in the next 48 hours, while a more intense heat wave awaits the state between May 17 and May 21.
People in the interior districts were forced to remain indoors after 10 AM due to unbearable heat while the markets and busy thoroughfares wore a deserted look.
While Titlagarh was the hottest place with 44.2 degree, temperature went up to 40 degree and above in Baleswar (41), Chandbali (40.4), Cuttack (40), Bhubaneswar (42.6), Angul (41.7), Jharsuguda (41.9), Keonjhargarh (42.6), Sambalpur (41.8), Sundargarh (41), Hirakud (41.6), Talcher (42.2), Bhawanipatna (43), Bolangir (42), Sonepur (41) and Dhenkanal (42.1).