Western Odisha reels under heat wave,Titlagarh records 45.6 deg C
The Titlagarh town in Western Odisha continued to remain the hottest place in Odisha for the second day today with the mercury rising to 45.6 degree Celsius,a record during the current season.
Met sources here said the entire Western Odisha is almost boiling with day temperature hovering over 42 to 44 degree Celsius at various places throwing the normal life out of gear.
Next to Titlagarh,the Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district today recorded 44.2 degree Celsius followed by 43.5 degree Celsius each in Sonepur and Malkangiri.
The heat wave condition continue to grip Sundargarh and Bolangir where the day temperature remained above 43 degree Celsius.
According to met sources as many as eleven towns in the state witnessed day temperature above 40 degree Celsius.
However,there has been some respite for the people of Coastal Odisha with the decline in day temperature following rains at few places yesterday.
Met sources said yesterday's Well Marked Low pressure area over central Bay of Bengal persists over the same area today and rain and thundershower would occur at a few places over Coastal Odisha and at one or two places over interior Odisha during next 24 hours.
Heavy rains are likely to lash some parts of Odisha in the next 24 hours.
(Posted on 24-05-2014)