Bhubaneswar: There was no respite from the blistering sun today as 15 places/towns in Odisha recorded temperature of over 40 degrees Celsius, the MeT office has said.
Bhubaneswar, the capital city, was the hottest place in the State for the second consecutive day with recording temperature of 42.2 degrees Celsius.
Baripada, the district headquarters town of Mayurbhanj, too boiled at 42.2 degrees Celsius.
Western Odisha and coastal parts continued to suffer in the scorching summer. Balangir recorded temperature of 40.8 deg C, Titlagarh 41.5, Sonepur 40.2, Jharsugada 40.1, Sambalpur 402, Talcher 42 , Angul 41.9, Balasore 41.2, Chandbali 41.7, Cuttack 40.6 respectively.
Meanwhile, Bhubaneswar Met office said temperatures would hover above 40 degrees Celsius for a few days.
H.R. Biswas, Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, said the heat wave condition will continue till next 48 hours in the state.
“We have issued heat wave warning for next 48 hours in the state. There is a severe heat wave in Bhubaneswar and several other places in Odisha.
“The hot wind is blowing from northwest side. As there is no moisture in the air, the temperature has increased. There is no indication of depression or low pressure within the next few days, so there will be no advance of the monsoon,” he added.
In view of the rising temperature, the State government on Saturday extended the summer vacation by three more days to June 21.