The entire Odisha continued to reel under intense heatwave conditions with Western Odisha getting boiled for the third consecutive day. The Mercury level rose to 43 degrees Celsius in Titilagarh, which became the hottest place in Odisha on Monday.
Angul recorded 42.9 degrees Celsius, while Bolangir and Talcher recorded 42 degrees C. Capital Bhubaneswar witnessed the hottest day of the season with the temperature rising to 40.8 degrees C.
At least 4 towns in Odisha recorded above 42 degrees C on Monday, while 13 other places recorded above 40 degrees C. They included Malkangiri (40.6), Sonepur (40.6), Bhawanipatna (41.5.), Jharsuguda (41.2), Keonjhar (40), Hirakud (40.4), Sundargarh (40), Sambalpur (40.4), Chandbali (39.1), Baripada (39.6), Balasore (39.5) and Dhenkanal (39.3).
Temperature level rose to 37.6 degrees C in Cuttack and 35.4 degrees C in Koraput. Intense heatwave in Odisha will continue till April 23.