Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 24:
While temperature came down marginally in the coastal districts, the gruelling heat wave continued to sizzle Western Odisha districts today.
Titlagarh, at 45.6 degree Celsius, recorded the highest temperature in the state for the second day running while temperature went up to 40 degree and above in Jharsuguda (41.9), Keonjhargarh (41.4), Sambalpur (43.8), Sundargarh (43), Hirakud (42.3),Talcher (40), Bhawanipatna (44.2), Bolangir (43), Sonepur (43.5 and Malkangiri (43.5).
Temperature in the capital city came down to by almost one degree with 39.2 degree.
In a release here this evening, the local Met office said yesterday’s well marked low pressure area over the central Bay of Bengal that had stagnated over the same area at 8.30 AM today, will move towards west-northwest in the next 24 hours.
Under its influence, heavy rainfall may occur at one or two places over Odisha in the next 48 hours after which temperature will rise again in the state, it added.