Odisha News Insight

Hot Summer: Odisha sizzles at above 40 degrees C in March

HeatwaveAs we got the reports that Odisha recorded its second hottest March in 64 years, mercury level continued to soar barring some little relief on Holi. Although people celebrated Holi with much enthusiasm and fervor, the spirit was dampened to some extent because of hot and humid March.

This week, Odisha has recorded 7 degrees above the normal temperature, raising an alarm for April and May, the months when the state usually record high temperature and humidity. The state had witnessed a similar situation in 2014 too.

While Bhubaneswar remains the hottest city in Odisha with above 42 degrees C in March 2016, situation is no different in various other places such as Malkangiri, Bhawanipatna, Angul, Bolangir and Titilagarh.

While the average humidity level is still down, the mercury level may continue to rise further, bringing the normal life to standstill. The government has taken a series of precautionary measures, including changing the timing of schools and colleges and spreading awareness on sunstroke with health tips. The government has also made arrangements to counter the heatwave menace.

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