Sizzling heat throws life out of gear in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no respite for the residents of the capital city, which for the second consecutive day remained as the hottest place in Odisha.. The capital city recorded 41.8 degree Celsius temperature, while Titlagarh and Bhawanipatna followed with 41.5 degree Celsius.

The scorching heat and humid conditions threw normal life out of gear in Bhubaneswar, with roads giving a deserted look in the noon and business organizations and shopkeepers preferring to down their shutters. It can be recalled that the state capital was also the hottest locale in Odisha on Fridaywith 41.3 degree Celsius temperature.

Sources in the local met office informed that the average temperature in Bhubaneswar during March end usually remains 33-36 degree Celsius, while this year it has suddenly gone up due to heat wave conditions. The weatherman further predicted that the hot and humid conditions would prevail for a few more days.

The temperature in other urban centres of the state on Saturday were as follows: Titlagarh and  Bhawanipatna (both 41.5), Angul (41.3), Malkangiri and Baripada (both 40.8), Sambalpur and Talcher (both 40.5), Jharsuguda (40.3), Phulbani (40.2), Hirakud (40.1) and Bolangir (40 degree Celsius), met sources stated.