Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 19:
While temperature came down marginally in the coastal Odisha districts today due to overnight rain and thundershowers at some places yesterday, there was no let up in the heat wave in the interior districts of the state.
While Sambalpur city was the hottest with 44.5 degree Celsius, temperature rose to 40 degree and above in 10 towns and cities in Angul (41.1), Jharsuguda (43.5), Keonjhargarh (40.7), Sundargarh (42.5), Hirakud (43.2), Talcher (42.2), Bhawanipatna (43), Bolangir (43), Titlagarh (44) and Sonepur (41.5).
The local Met office in a release here this evening said under the influence of the formation of a trough line over Arunachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh across the central Odisha, there is a strong possibility of rain or thundershower at some places in the state in the next 24 hours.
However, heat wave will continue to persist in most parts of the central and interior districts which could be more severe in the next four days from May 22.