Heat wave warning in Orissa as mercury soars

May 9th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, May 9 (IANS) The weatherman issued a heat wave warning for Orissa as the mercury touched 43.6 degrees Celsius in the district headquarter town of Sonepur and temperatures shot up in many coastal areas too Monday, an official said.

Sonepur, about 280 km from here, had recorded a maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius Sunday.

Temperatures also soared in several part of the state, including coastal districts prompting the meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar to issue a heat wave warning.

The high temperatures recorded in other places include Bhabanipatna (42.0 degrees Celsius), Titilagarh (43.0 degrees) Sambalpur (42.8 degrees) and Bolangir (41.9 degrees Celsius).

The mercury also soared in state capital Bhubaneswar and nearby Cuttack to 38.6 and 38.8 degrees, respectively, against Sunday’s 35.6 and 34.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Heat wave conditions may prevail over some parts of the state during next two days, the meteorological centre said in an evening bulletin.

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