BHUBANESWAR: Western Odisha districts have started to sizzle with mercury shooting up across the State. On Monday, Bhawanipatna posted 43.2 degree Celsius, the season’s highest day temperature. Balangir, another western town, recorded 43 degree Celsius.
As many as eight centres reported above 40 degree Celsius temperature. Most of them were in western and adjoining northern districts. Jharsuguda and Hirakud recorded at least 42.5 degree C whereas Sambalpur and Sundargarh registered 42 degree C on the day.
The Met office said while weather will remain mainly dry in most parts of the State over next four days, rain and thundershowers could hit some places in interior and north coastal districts during the period. However, day temperature may further rise across the districts from April 9.