Bhubaneswar: The scorching heat and high humidity were reported from different places in the state with the mercury soaring above 38 degree Celsius on Sunday in the first week of March.
The Regional Office of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here informed that Angul recorded a maximum temperature of 39.7 degree Celsius followed by Titilagarh with 39.5 degree, Bhubaneswar 39.2 degree, Sambalpur 38.9 degree, Dhenkanal 38.7 degree, Bhawanipatna and Malkangiri 38.4, Hirakud and Jharsuguda 38.3 degree Celsius.
On Saturday, Bhubaneswar had recorded the highest temperature of 39.7 degree Celsius in the State, followed by Angul and Balangir with 39 degree.
Similarly, Jharsuguda and Talcher recorded a maximum temperature of 38.8 degree, Baripada, Sambalpur and Hirakhud 38.6 degree, Dhenkanal 38.4 and Bhawanipatna 38 degree.
As per the latest IMD forecast, the maximum temperatures in several parts of Odisha are likely to hover around the 38-degree-Celsius mark on Monday. However, a Nor’wester might occur within two to three days, the weather office forecasted.