Bhubaneswar: Just when people were feeling the peak summer days are over with the arrival of monsoon, the weather turned fickle today. Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, became the hottest place in the State with recording maximum temperature of 42.3 degrees Celsius.
Not only Bhubaneswar, other places too reeled under the scorching heat. According to the local the Met Department, as many as seven places witnessed temperature above 40 degree Celsius.
Angul recorded 41.3 degrees Celsius, Balangir 40.4 degrees Celsius, Bhwanipatna 40.2 degrees Celsisu and Cuttack 40.2 degrees Celsisu.
Residents of many other places in the State also experienced scorching heat as the mercury level climbed a few notches above normal.
Meanwhile, the local office of the India Meteorological Department predicted heatwave likely at one or two places in the State in the next 48 hours.
The IMD bulletin also said thunderstorm accompanied with gusty surface wind and lightning over six districts of Odisha.
Strong and gusty surface wind speed reaching 40 to 50 Kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea during the next 24 hours, it added.