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Odisha Boils.....

The heat wave death toll mounted to six in Odisha even as it was rainy day in North India with seven persons killed in weather-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh.


Odisha sizzled with intense heat wave as the western region of the state turned into a cauldron. Balangir and Titlagarh were the hottest places in the state at 46.5 degree Celsius.
The mercury breached the 46 degree-mark at four places, 43 degree-mark at 10 places and 40 degree-mark in at least 13 places, the Met office here said.
Bhawanipatna recorded maximum temperature of 46.2 degrees Celsius, while the mercury stood at 46 degrees Celsius at Jharsuguda, Sonepur at 45 degrees Celsius, Malkangiri 44.8, Angul, Sambalpur and Hirakud 44.7, Sundargarh at 43.5 degrees Celsius, it said.
Both Bhubaneswar and neighbouring Cuttack recorded a maximum temperature of 39.2 degree Celsius, the Met office said.
While  five persons died in UP in a wall collapse, one person died after a tree fell on him. Another person died in a weather-related incident in UP’s Kaisarganj tehsil.
Rainfall was recorded in Dhaurahra, Nanpara, Kheri, Nighashan and Aligarh of the state. Temperature appreciably fell in Bareilly and was above normal in Allahabad, Moradabad, Kanpur, Jhansi and Meerut.
The maximum temperatures also dropped few notches below normal limits across Punjab and Haryana. A few places in Punjab including Bathinda and Pathankot received light rains.
In Rajasthan, temperature plummeted by 1 to 4 degrees Celsius at most places in the state while moderate to light rains were witnessed in Bikaner and Jodhpur divisions.
Few places in Ajmer and Jaipur received light rains.
In Himachal Pradesh, mercury dropped marginally across the state as the region received scattered rains.
Several parts of the state were lashed by thunderstorm and Tissa and Saluni in Chamba districts received 22.4 mm and 18 mm rainfall respectively.


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