BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued heat wave warning till April 21 as day temperature soared across the districts. As many as 10 stations recorded 40 degree Celsius on the day.
Angul was the hottest place with the maximum day temperature recorded at 42.7 degree C. Besides, Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Hirakud, Talcher, Bhawanipatna, Balangir, Titlagarh and Malkangiri also reported 40 degree-plus.
The weather office said the heat wave will prevail till Tuesday as the dry and sunny conditions are unlikely to change. The IMD said across the central and coastal plains, the average day temperature is likely to rise by one to two degree Celsius.
During this period, the mercury is expected to rise further. The met office said the maximum day temperature in Bhubaneswar is likely to touch 42 degree Celsius whereas in central and western districts, it may close into 44 degree Celsius over next week.
The weather forecast for Bhubaneswar also showed that the blistering conditions are likely to continue till April 23 but there will be a drop in mercury thereafter. In fact, rain and thunder showers have been predicted over coastal parts of the State from April 23. Thunder showers and hail storms too have been forecast.