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Odisha reels under heatwave; Angul records 44.3 degrees Celcius!!

Odisha reels under heatwave; Angul records 44.3 degrees Celcius!!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is experiencing severe heatwave conditions, and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar issued a red alert in 15 out of 30 districts in the state on April 29, PTI reported.

The industrial town of Angul recorded 44.3 degrees Celcius on Sunday.

As many as 27 places in the state recorded a maximum temperature of above 40 deg C, of which April 29s witnessed a temperature of 43 deg C or above, a bulletin issued by IMD's Bhubaneswar centre said.

The temperature was 44.1 deg C at Boudh, followed by Baripada (44), Nayagarh & Cuttack (43.7), Dhenkanal (43.6), Talcher & Malkangiri (43.5), and Bolangir (43.3).

Bhubaneswar city recorded a day temperature of 43.2 deg C, while it was 43 deg C at Bhawanipatna.

The maximum temperature would be above normal by 4 to 6 deg C at many places across Odisha till May 2, the IMD centre forecast said.

Forecasting severe heatwave conditions, the weather office has issued a red alert for 15 out of 30 districts of Odisha for April 29.

The districts are May 2ndargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Nuapada, Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Khurda, and Jajpur.

SimilarlApril 29ange warning (be prepared) has been issued for the districts of Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Deogarh, and Bargarh.

The MeT office has advised people to take precautionary measures for hot weather while going outside between 11 am to 3 pm.

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