Bhubaneswar: The maximum day temperature rose to 40 °C or above at as many as 28 places in Odisha, informed the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Sunday.
As per the latest IMD bulletin, day temperature breached the 42 °C mark in eight places i.e., Sonepur (43.8 °C), Bhubaneswar (43.3 °C), Angul (43.1 °C), Talcher (43 °C), Bolangir (42.3 °C), Jharsuguda (42.2 °C), Boudh (42 °C), Baripada (42 °C). Mercury also breached the 40 °C mark in 20 other places in the state.
In the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the day temperature soared to 43.3 °C and 41.1 °C respectively.
In its evening forecast, the IMD regional centre here said that maximum temperature is very likely to gradually rise by 3 to 5 °C at many places over the districts of Interior Odisha and there will be no large change over Coastal Odisha during the next 2 days and also so large change thereafter over the districts of Odisha.
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