Bhubaneswar, May 19 (LocalWire): The temperature crossed 40 degress Celsius in as many as fourteen places across the state yesterday.
Several districts have turned into a cauldron as the mercury rose, especially the western part of the state.
Titlagarh continues to top the maximum temperature chart with highest day temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius.
The other places that recorded over 40 degree Celsius are Chandbali (40.5), Cuttack (40), Bhubaneswar (40.2), Angul (42.7), Jharsuguda (43.6), Sambalpur (44.6), Sundargarh (42), Hirakud (44.1), Talcher (43.2), Bhawanipatna (42.8), Bolangir (45.5), Phulbani (41.8), Malkangiri (42), and Sonepur (44.2).
There seems to be no respite for the next couple of days as office of special relief commissioner on Saturday issued a yellow warning for eight districts in the state.
Bolangir, Sonepur, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Jharsuguda districts were issued heat wave alert for the next three days and people were advised to stay indoors.
The maximum day temperature is likely to hover above normal by 2-3 degree Celsius over the rest districts during next 3-4 days, said the SRC in a press release.