Bhubaneswar: The capital city of Odisha was the hottest place in the State after the city recorded 39 degree Celsius on Friday.
The Regional Office of IMD that the temperature is likely to rise today. The IMD further informed that Friday was the hottest day in Bhubaneswar in February this year.
However, the heat is likely to decrease after February 25 as the weather is predicted to remain partly cloudy.
Besides Bhubaneswar, in 13 cities across the State, the mercury soared above 35 degree Celsius.