At 45° Celsius, Balangir town is the hottest in the state

Bhubaneswar: Western Odisha continued to experience severe heatwave on Thursday with Balangir being the hottest place in the state with a temperature of 45°C. Temperatures in coastal Odisha dipped below 40°C at several places, including twin cities Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, providing a much-needed respite from the sweltering heat, after Wednesday’s showers and thundershowers in Norwester. But according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature is likely to rise in the next three days. The temperature will drop again from May 6, the IMD bulletin said. Temperatures above 44°C were recorded at six places in the state, including Balangir. Besides Balangir, the others were Angul (44.7°C), Nuapada (44.5°C), Talcher (44.6°C), Titilagarh (44.5°C) and Boudh (44.3°C). People faced enormous challenges as many participated in political rallies. Bhubaneswar witnessed its longest heat wave in the last 16 days of April when temperatures remained above 40°C continuously. The city recorded a maximum temperature of 39°C on the 17th day and Cuttack recorded 39.5°C on Thursday. Between April 15 and May 1, the temperature in Bhubaneswar rose to the highest temperature of the season at 45.6°C on Tuesday.

We have also recently published the following articles

Myanmar records the hottest April temperature ever: 48.2 degrees Celsius

Myanmar hit a record high of 48.2 degrees Celsius in Chauk in April, part of a heatwave that hit Yangon and Mandalay. Climate change is intensifying heat waves in Asia, leading to longer and more frequent events.

Temperatures likely to be above normal in most parts: IMD

India’s Meteorological Department has forecast above-normal temperatures during the remaining phases of the parliamentary elections, affecting nearly 200 seats. Exceptions in northeast, northwest and central India may experience normal to below normal temperatures. Long-lasting heat waves are expected in specific regions.

According to the IMD, India is likely to experience above normal maximum temperatures in May

IMD reported record high average minimum temperature for eastern and northeastern India in April. May expects above-normal maximum temperatures with additional heat wave days. Southern peninsular India experienced prolonged heatwaves due to the anticyclone.