Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 22:
The ongoing heat wave in Odisha is most likely to come down as the local Met office has predicted more rainfall in the state in the next three days.
“The depression formed over east-central Bay of Bengal yesterday has moved north-eastwards and lay centred about 710 km southeast of Paradip at 8.30 AM today. It would move slowly in the north-east for some time and then in north-northwest direction. Under the influence, rain and thundershower would occur at one or two places over Odisha in the next 72 hours”, director of IMD, Bhubaneswar, Sarat Sahu told the media this evening.
While the searing heat wave continued to prevail in most parts of Odisha today especially in the interior districts, temperature came down appreciably in the coastal region following rain and thundershower this afternoon.
While Titlagarh was the hottest place with 45 degree Celsius, temperature remained above 40 degree in Bhubaneswar (41.4), Angul (41.7), Baripada (40.5), Jharsuguda (43.7), Keonjhargarh (42), Sambalpur (44.9), Hirakud (44.2), Talcher (43), Bhawanipatna (42.2), Bolangir (43.5), Phulbani (40) and Sonepur (43).
The plight of the people was miserable in the state capital due to intense humid condition as the maximum relative humidity stood at 79 percent.
The Met office in a release here this evening has said that the heat wave condition would continue till next 48 hours in the state.