Bhubaneswar: While the entire Odisha sizzled under a severe heat wave condition on Friday, the state capital was the hottest place with mercury shooting up to 41.3 degree Celsius.
The rise in temperature and humid conditions threw normal life out of gear in several parts including the state capital. Western Odisha town Titlagarh was the second hottest place with 41 degree Celsius temperature. The state would continue to remain under the heat wave conditions for 48 hours more, predicted weatherman.
Temperature recorded in the other urban locales of the state on the day were as follows: Bhawanipatna and Bolangir (both 40.5), Angul (40.3), Baripada (40.2), Chandbali (40.1), Jharsuguda (40), Hirakud (39.9), Sambalpur (39.8), Malkangiri (39.6), Talcher (39.5), Phulbani (39.4), Sundergarh and Sonepur (both 39 degree Celsius), Met office sources said.