Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 20:
Most parts of Odisha coming under a severe heat wave with temperature soaring up to over 40 degrees in 13 places today. There is little relief to look forward to in the days to come as the local Met office has predicted that the heat wave would intensify further in the next 72 hours.
Titlagarh recorded the highest temperature of the day in the state with 43 degrees Celsius. The places where temperature touched 40 degrees or went above were Bhubaneswar (40.8), Angul (42.9), Jharsuguda (41.2), Keonjhar (40), Sambalpur, (40.4), Sundargarh (40), Hirakud (40.4), Talcher (42), Bhawanipatna (41.5), Bolangir (42), Malkangiri (40.6) and Sonepur (40.6), a Met bulletin said this evening.
There were five places where temperature remained over 38 degrees; they were Baleswar (39.5), Chandbali (39.1), Baripada (39.6), Phulbani (39.3) and Dhenkanal (39.3).
The release, however said the state will have a respite from blistering heat wave in the next four days from April 24 as there are possibilities of rain or thundershower in some parts of the coastal and interior districts.