Bhubaneswar: The Regional Office of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here on Thursday predicted low pressure-induced rainfall over several places till next week.
An IMD release said that due to a well-marked low pressure formation over the east-central Bay of Bengal, the coastal and adjoining areas of the State could witness rainfall. The release confirmed that the low pressure system could soon concentrate into a depression causing rainfall.
Meanwhile, the heat wave sweeping the State continued to scorch western Odisha. Mercury above 40 degrees Celsius in 10 places in the state . Titilagarh was the hottest place in the State with temperature of 45. 5 degree followed by Balangir and Bhawanipatna with temperature of 44.5 degree, Angul 44.1 degree and Jharsuguda 43degree.
Sambalpur recorded a maximum temperature of 42.8 degree, Sundargarh 42.5 degree, Hirakud 42.4 degree.
State capital Bhubaneswar had a temperature of 38.7 degree and Cuttack with 37.5 degree.