Bhubaneswar: Intense heat wave conditions were experienced in most parts of Odisha. As many as 10 places in the State recorded a maximum temperature of above 40 degrees Celsius on Friday. Titlagarh was the hottest place in the state which recorded a maximum temperature of 45.5 degree Celsius.
Other places where the mercury soared to 40 degree Celsius and above are- Bolangir (44.6), Sonepur (44.0), Sambalpur (43.3), Jahrsuguda (43.2), Hirakud (42.4), Angul (41.7), Sundargarh (41.5), Talcher (40.0), Malkangiri (40.0).
The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded a maximum temperature of 37.4 and 37.0 degrees Celsius.
The met department said the rising temperature will continue for another couple of days in the state.
Meanwhile, the met department predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Gajapati, Ganjam, Mayurbhanj and Balasore.