Bhubaneswar: Odisha is currently experiencing severe heatwave conditions, with temperatures soaring above 44°C in the capital city of Bhubaneswar.
Other cities like Jharsuguda and Sambalpur also recorded high temperatures of 44.6°C and 44.4°C respectively.
The situation is expected to worsen over the next four days, as the Regional Meteorological Centre predicts no significant change in maximum temperatures.
In fact, temperatures are forecasted to be 4-7 degrees Celsius above normal in certain districts of Odisha. In response to the escalating heat, the Meteorological Centre has issued heat wave warnings for several districts in the state.
Specifically, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Bargarh, and Sonepur are expected to experience severe heatwave conditions, while other districts such as Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Boudh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Khurda, and Nuapada may also encounter heatwave conditions.