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Bhubaneswar records highest temperature

Bhubaneswar: Odisha capital Bhubaneswar on Monday recorded the highest temperature in the state while as many as 10 places in the state recorded temperature above 40 degree Celsius.

Bhubaneswar recorded the highest temperature of 41.2 degree Celsius. Western Odisha town Balangir was the second hottest place which recorded 41 degree Celsius, said an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin.

Hirakud, Talcher and Jharsugada recorded maximum temperature of 40.6 degree Celsius each while Chandbali, Angul and Malkangiri sizzled at 40.4, 40.3 and 40.2 degree Celsius respectively.

Cuttack and Sambalpur sizzled at 40 and 38.5 deg C respectively.

Meanwhile, IMD sounded lightning and thunderstorm warning for as many as three districts.

The thunderstorm with lightning likely to occur in Puri, Gajapati and Ganjam till 7.45 pm today, the bulletin said.