Odisha’s industrial town Jharsuguda on Tuesday recorded 44.4° Celsius, the highest in the state. This is also the maximum temperature recorded so far this season. At least 12 more places in the state saw the mercury shooting above 40°C.
India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s Bhubaneswar office predicting that the day temperature could fall a bit from Wednesday. “There are chances of rain triggered by Nor’wester conditions in several parts of south and north Odisha on Wednesday.
From May 14, the maximum temperature across the state will drop and remain within 40°C,” said Sarat Chandra Sahoo, director of IMD’s regional office in Bhubaneswar.