Bhubaneswar, Apr 5 (PTI) The heat wave condition returned to Odisha with rise in the mercury level today as Jharsuguda turned out to be the hottest plae in the state with 43 degrees Celsius.
The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least ten places, mostly in western Odisha.
After Jharsuguda, Balangir recorded a maximum temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius, followed by 42.2 degree Celsius in Hirakud and 42 degrees Celsius in Sundargarh, the meteorological centre here said.
Titlagarh recorded a maximum temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius, while it was 41.5 degrees Celsius in Bhawanipatna and Sambalpur, 41.2 degree C in Malkangiri, 40.7 degree C at Angul and 40 degrees Celsius in Phulbani.
The state capital of Bhubaneswar recorded 34.4 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature in neighbouring Cuttack city stood at 33.8 degrees C, it said.
Meanwhile, the MeT office predicted possibiilty of thunder squall accompanied by hail and rain at one or two places in the state in the next two days.
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