Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 22:
Mercury went up sharply in most parts of Odisha today throwing normal life out of gear.
While Bhawanipatna and Sonepur were the hottest places in the state with 42.2 degree Celsius, temperature rose to 40 degree and above in Bhubaneswar (41.2), Angul (41.1), Baripada (40.6), Jharsuguda (40.5), Sambalpur (41.6), Hirakud (40.8), Talcher (41.2), Bhawanipatna (41.2), Bolangir (41.2), Titlagarh (41), Malkangiri (41.4) and Dhenkanal (40.1).
According to Surendranath Pasupalak, agrometeorologist and nodal officer of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) of the Odisha University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT), temperature in the coastal districts would increase by 1 to 2 degree Celsius in the next four days with a steep rise in the humidity level.
Meanwhile, the local Met office here has predicted Norwesters in some parts of north and south Odisha districts in the next 24 hours following the possibility on formation of a cyclonic ring over south Odisha.