Mercury Back in Upward Climb - The New Indian Express

Mercury Back in Upward Climb

Published: 08th May 2014 09:36 AM

Last Updated: 08th May 2014 09:54 AM

After a brief respite, day temperature across the State began to increase on Wednesday. The rise in mercury was felt across coastal plains as well as in the western parts though it remained more or less static over central parts of Odisha.

Maximum day temperature rose by two to three degrees over coastal districts. Balasore saw the mercury rising from 36.6 degree Celsius to 38.8 degree within a day whereas the jump was about one degree in Cuttack. In the Capital City, the day temperature rose from 38.8 degree C on Tuesday to 40.8 degree C on Wednesday.

Western Odisha also saw a similar pattern as the mercury showed a rising trend. Bhawanipatna, which had recorded 37.5 degree C on Tuesday, reported 41.2 degree C on Wednesday.

The weather office indicated that the day temperature would rise marginally across the districts and thunder shower activities will also increase. After May 10, the  met department said, rainfall will increase bringing the hot conditions under control.

Meanwhile, the sunstroke death toll in the State has jumped to 15 with more reports coming in from the districts. At least two sunstroke deaths were reported from Keonjhar while Balangir reported another casualty. The unofficial toll in the State now stands at 52. The Special Relief Commissioner’s office said final reports from the districts have been received for 33 cases out of which 18 deaths were attributed to have occurred due to other reasons. Final report is awaited in case of 19 more deaths.

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