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Mercury shoots up in Western Odisha


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 30:

After three days of heavy rainfall precipitated by a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, temperature in the interior Odisha districts went up sharply today.

Heat waveWhile Hirakud was the hottest place in the state today with 42.7 degree Celsius, temperature shot up to 40 degree and above in Angul (40.3), Jharsuguda (41.3), Sambalpur (42.6), Talcher (40.5), Bhawanipatna (41.5), Malkangiri (40) and Sonepur (41.2).

Though temperature in the capital city remained below 40 degree Celsius, intense humidity (83%) made the life of the people miserable.

In a release this evening, the local Met office said rain or thundershower would occur at one or two places in the interior and other parts of Odisha in the next 72 hours after which temperature would decrease in the next four days from June 2 as most parts of the state would receive light to moderate rainfall during the period.

“As the condition for the advance of southwest monsoon is favourable, it is expected that it would hit the Odisha coast in the second week of June”, Dr Sarat Sahu, director of Meteorogical Centre, Bhubaneswar, told the media today.