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Odisha swelters as heat wave hits capital city Bhubaneswar with 43.2°C

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is currently grappling with an intense heat wave, with the capital city of Bhubaneswar recording a scorching temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius. According to the regional meteorological center, Bhubaneswar reached this high temperature by 2:30 PM.

Apart from the capital, four other towns also experienced exceptionally high temperatures. Sambalpur recorded 40.8°C, while both Hirakud and Chandabali reached 40.6°C. Jharsuguda registered 40.2°C, Rourkela recorded 39.6°C, followed by Keonjhar at 39°C, Balasore at 37.8°C, and Puri at 33°C.

The Meteorological Centre has issued a heat wave warning for 14 districts of Odisha. It stated, “Heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Khurda, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Boudh, Malkangiri, Nayagarh, Angul, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, and Jharsuguda.”

Explaining the meteorological phenomenon, the center added, “Due to prevailing northwesterly/westerly dry air and high solar insolation, maximum temperatures (day temperatures) are likely to exceed 40°C at many places across the districts of Odisha. Temperatures are expected to be above normal by 3 to 5°C in some districts of Odisha until April 6.”

However, there is some relief on the horizon from the blistering heat wave. The meteorological center forecasts thunderstorms in several parts of the state on April 7 and 8, providing respite from the soaring temperatures.