BHUBANESWAR: Temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius in eight towns in western and interior Odisha on Saturday making life unbearable for people because of the sweltering heat condition.
Such condition is likely to continue in the region for two to three days. However, there will be a drop in temperature after April 6 for two to three days. Director of IMD, Bhubaneswar Centre, SC Sahu said temperature will remain around 40 degree Celsius in most places of western and interior Odisha.
But there will be some relief for people of coastal Odisha where temperature will be below 40 degree Celsius. Except for Bhubaneswar where temperature will remain comparatively high because of urbanisation, other places of coastal Odisha including Cuttack will experience moderate heat conditions, Sahu added.
Stating that temperature in coastal Odisha had gone up sharply on Friday as the wind speed was less, he said there was an average drop of 2-3 degrees in the coastal region on Saturday as the wind speed increased.
Balangir remained the hottest place in the State by recording highest temperature of 42 degree Celsius. Other towns which had a temperature of 40 degree Celsius or more included Titlagarh (41.6), Bhawanipatna (41.5), Malkangiri (41), Jharsuguda (40.5), Hirakud (40.2), Sundargarh and Sonepur (40).
Weather office predicted that rain or thundershower is likely at one or two places on April 4 and 5. Bhubaneswar and its neighbourhood will have partly cloudy sky during next 24 hours. Maximum temperature will be around 40 degree Celsius in the Capital on Sunday.