Heat Wave Continues in Odisha, Sonepur Records 46 Degree C

Heat wave conditions prevailed in many parts of Odisha. Severe heat conditions likely to prevail, IMD said.

Published: 18th April 2016 11:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2016 11:33 PM   |  A+A-


BHUBANESWAR: As the entire western region of Odisha sizzled with the highest temperature touching 46 degree Celsius in Sonepur, IMD today predicted heat wave conditions in some parts of the state, including the coastal region where mercury levels have marginally dropped.

Heat wave conditions prevailed in many parts of interior and some parts of coastal Odisha. Severe heat conditions were likely to prevail at one or two places, an IMD bulletin said.

Maximum temperatures were marked above normal over north interior Odisha, appreciably above normal over northern coastal and southern interior regions and above normal in south coastal Odisha, the bulletin said.

Sonepur recorded the highest temperature at 46 degree Celsius, followed by 45 degree and 44.4 degree in Sundergarh and Bhawanipatna respectively. Titlagarh recorded 44 degree Celsius, it said.

As many as 16 towns in the state recorded temperature above 40 degree Celsius.

Temperature in the state capital was recorded at 40.3 degree Celsius with relative humidity at 79 per cent, the MeT office said, adding that the industrial town of Angul recorded 43.7 degree C, followed by Sambalpur (43.6), Talcher (43.8) and Bolangir (43.5).

Meanwhile, 45 persons are suspected to have died from sunstroke even as the state government has denied any heat stroke related death in the state.

"Of the 45 alleged sunstroke death cases, 12 were examined by the district collectors and none of them died due to heat related incidents," Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Mohapatra.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp