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Sarojini Bishi

Bhubaneswar: The people of Odisha, who have been going out in the hot summer for 10 days in a row, will be exposed to the heat for another 10 days. It will burn more and more, it will burn in this fire. It was expected that there would be a change in the weather due to this monsoon. But except for some areas of South Odisha, there was no such rain in any other place. Odisha normally experiences 1 to 3 days of heat wave in April, but this time all the records have been broken.

In this April, the state has had 12 days of summer till date. The first phase of heatwave occurred on April 5th and 6th, and the second phase of heatwave is continuing from April 15th till now. There is no hope of a large-scale recovery from the next 4th to 5th. It is not clear whether it will rain or not. However, according to the Meteorological Department, there may be rain in coastal and northern Odisha by the end of May. This may be of little reassurance. But even then, there will be no break.

Some districts of the state are likely to experience intense summer heat and heatwave conditions in some places. Between 25th and 29th, the temperature in coastal Odisha will be between 40 and 43 degrees and in interior Odisha between 41 and 45 degrees. But between 26th and 28th, there will be a heatwave in Odisha. Some parts of Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Khordha, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Nuapada, Subarnapur, Balangir and Kalahandi districts may experience heavy summer rains. The day’s maximum temperature is forecast to rise to 45 degrees. Orange warning has been issued in view of the situation.

Today’s highest temperature in Nuapada including Bhubaneswar was 43.2 degrees. 24 cities recorded mercury of 40 degrees or more. Apart from Nuapada, Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda recorded 43.1 degrees, Baripada and Parlakhemundi recorded 42.5 degrees, Chandbali, Bhadrak and Kendrapara recorded 42.2 degrees, Titlagarh, Jajpur and Dhenkanal recorded 42 degrees.

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