BHUBANESWAR: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday sounded heatwave alert in coastal Odisha as the temperature continued to hover above 14 places in the state.
The capital city of the state continued to record the highest temperature for the second consecutive day. Bhubaneswar recorded 43.2 degree Celsius on Thursday.
Sarat Chandra Sahu, IMD Regional Director, said the rise in temperature in coastal Odisha is due to the flow of hot wind from the central and north-west India towards the state.
He, however, said there is a possibility of Kalabaisakhi in several districts-Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts in next 24 hours.
According to Sahu, the temperature would rise further in the state after April 9 that will continue up to April 15.
The places that recorded above 40 degrees Celsius were Chandbali (41.7), Cuttack (41.4), Angul (40.9), Baripada (41.5), Jharsuguda (40), Keonjhar (40.3), Sambalpur (41.2), Hirakud (43.1), Talcher (42), Bhawanipatna (42.2), Balangir (42), Titlagarh (42.5) and Dhenkanal (41.1).