A record June heatwave which smashed all-time temperature records in France may have passed - for now - but there has also been little rainfall in recent weeks to alleviate water shortages.
The temperature was normal at 34.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, while in the outskirts, at Palam, the mercury was at 36.2 degrees Celsius.
Rainfall occurred at most places in north Odisha and at isolated places in southern region from Saturday to Sunday.
French meteorologists have forecast temperatures that may exceed 45 degrees Celsius on Friday, a high never seen in mainland France.
Meteorologists said hot winds from the Sahara Desert brought the scorching weather to Europe. Similar heat is expected in Belgium, Switzerland and Germany.
In the last 24 hours, rainfall occurred at most places while heavy rainfall was reported at isolated locations, Talcher recorded maximum rainfall of 20 mm, followed by Jharsuguda at 12.2 mm.
Met officials also issued a warning for the fishermen on June 21 and asked them not to venture into the sea.
As per reports received here, a total of 11 people lost their lives in various parts of Patna district, seven in Buxar and four in Bhojpur district.
Nine deaths were reported from Nabarangpur whereas six casualties each have been registered in Mayurbhanj and Ganjam districts.
Some parts of coastal Odisha also witnessed a rise in temperature with Chandbali recording 40 degree Celsius.
While the entire western region sizzled under boiling heat, coastal and interior areas of the state also encountered unbearable weather conditions due to high temperatures coupled with a humidty.
11 places in Odisha recorded 40 degree Celsius and more on Monday with Hirakud being the hottest at 44.8 degree Celsius.
As per a study by IIT-Kharagpur researchers, minimum land temperature of city has increased by 5-11 °C in last 20 years, depending upon category of land use.
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Jammu recorded the hottest day of the season as the mercury soared in the city, with the maximum temperature touching 44 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature to range from 44.8 degrees Celsius to 46.2 degrees Celsius.