Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 5:
At 41.5 degree Celsius, Titlagarh was the hottest town in Odisha on Saturday while four other places – Sundargarh, Talcher, Bhawanipatna and Malkangiri -recorded 41 degree Celsius.
The temperature went up to 40 degree and above in seven places including Bhubaneswar (40.6), Jharsuguda (40.1), Sundargarh (41), Talcher (41), Bhawanipatna (41) and Malkangiri (41).
Besides, mercury nearly touched 40 degree mark in Chandbali (39.5), Angul (39.1), Sambalpur (39.8), Hirakud (39.6), Bolangir (39) and Sonepur (39.6).
Normal life was badly hit in the state capital where the heat coupled with humidity made life miserable for people during the day. The hot wind that blew in the afternoon forced many people to stay indoors.
Trading and business establishments were found closed by noon as the busy thoroughfares in the city wore a deserted look.
The Met office has warned that the heat wave in the state would continue for the next three days in north Odisha districts and Khordha in the coastal belt. It, also predicted rainfall, accompanied by thunder squall and hail, in some places in the next 72 hours.
Max temperature recorded at various centres on April 5 ( In Degree Celsius)
BALASORE- 38.0/ CHANDABALI- 39.5/ CUTTACK- 38.4/ PARADIP- 31.7/ BHUBANESWAR -40.6/ GOPALPUR – 35.2
PURI -32.8/ANGUL -39.1/ BARIPADA -38.0/ JHARSUGUDA -40.1/ KEONJHARGARH -36.3/ SAMBALPUR -39.8
SUNDARGARH-41.0/ HIRAKUD -39.6/ TALCHER -41.0/ BHAWANIPATNA -41.0/ BOLANGIR -39.0/ KORAPUT -35.2
PHULABANI -38.0/ TITILAGARH -41.5/ MALKANGIRI -41.0/ SONEPUR – 39.6/ DARINGIBADI – 34.0