India News | Odisha is under scorching heat, Bolangir records 45 degrees C

Bhubaneswar, May 2 (PTI) Odisha remained in the grip of a severe heatwave on Thursday with the mercury shooting above 44 degrees Celsius at several places, the Met Department said.

Bolangir sizzled at 45 degrees Celsius, followed by Angul city at 44.7 degrees Celsius, Nuapada (44.6 degrees Celsius), Talcher (44.5 degrees Celsius), Boudh (44.3 degrees Celsius), Baripada (43, 4 degrees Celsius) and Bhawanipatna (43 degrees Celsius), it said.

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State capital Bhubaneswar recorded a temperature of 39 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in Cuttack settled at 38.6 degrees Celsius.

The weather bureau has issued a heat wave warning for Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir and Nuapada, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh and Ganjam districts for Friday.

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There will be no large-scale change in daytime temperatures at many places in Odisha for the next three days, said Manorama Mohanty, director of the IMD Center here.

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