Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 6:
While Bhubaneswar remained the hottest city in Odisha for the fifth successive day today, the death toll due to sunstroke reached 37 in the state.
The heat wave conditions subsided in the state and the mercury dipped below 40 degrees Celsius today. The capital city recorded the highest temperature of the day at 39.9 degree C as against yesterday’s 37 degrees C. The relative humidity continued to remain high at 87 per cent in the city.
Next to the capital city, Baripada recorded 38.6 degree C followed by Sambalpur at 38.3, Chandbali at 38.2, Jharsuguda 38.1 and Bolangir 38.0 degree C.
On the other hand, the regional MeT office predicted rainfall and thundershowers in southern and northern districts in the state. Besides, it also predicted rainfall in few places in coastal districts.
The death toll due to sun stroke rose to 37 today after state Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office confirmed the toll. The two fresh deaths were reported from Jajpur district.