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Sonepur Hottest Place

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha on Tuesday recording the highest temperature of the season. Day was unbearably hot with intense humidity.

And Sonepur in the western part of the state became the hottest place in the state at 44.4 Degree C.

IMD Bhubaneswar reported that the mercury shot up to 42 Degree C or more in nine weather stations of the state and at least 21 places logged a maximum of 40 Degree C or above, it said.

The heat in Bolangir town in western Odisha was just a shade less at 44.3 Degrees C and Titlagarh followed close behind at 43.5 Degrees C. The maximum settled at 37.6 Degree C in coastal Bhubaneswar and 37 Degree C in Cuttack, IMD bulletin stated.

The sultry weather will continue and there will be no large change in maximum temperatures in the next two days, IMD Report said.

As a result the mercury is expected to exceed 40 Degree C at many places in the interior parts of the state and be above normal by three-four notches in some areas during the period.

It will fall by 2 Degree C in the subsequent couple of days, according to IMD.

IMD pointed out that there is possibility of thunderstorms and rain in many districts over the next three days due to strong southwesterly winds from Bay of Bengal to the northeastern states and a cyclonic circulation over Jharkhand.

It forecast thunderstorms with gusty wind speed of 40-50 kmph at some places on Thursday.       

IMD has advised people to take precautionary measures to tackle the heat  while venturing out of their residences between 11 AM to 3 PM.