Heatwave to continue till May 24 across Odisha, 12 towns record above 40 degrees C temp

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave to continue till May 24 across Odisha. IMD has predicted rain and thunder showers at isolated places there will be little relief from scorching heat temperature will remain high till May 24.
12 towns in Odisha record above 40 degrees C temp. Three towns . Bhawanipatna, Bolangir, Titilagarh sizzle at 45. Sonepur came close second recording 43 deg C, while the mercury stood at 42.7 deg C at Angul, 42.6 deg C at Malkangiri, 42.2 deg C at Sambalpur and 42 deg C at Jharsuguda, Hirakud and Phulbani, the MeT office here said.

The coal town of Talcher recorded a maximum temperature of 40.8 deg C, while in Chandbali the mercury stood at 40.7 deg C, it said.

In the capital city of Bhubaneswar, the maximum temperature fell to 39.7 deg C from 40.1 deg C recorded yesterday, while Cuttack city recorded 38.2 deg C.