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India’s Heatwave Continues – Odisha records 48.5 degree celsius on Sunday

India’s Heatwave Continues – It was also a record for the month of April in the western Odisha town as the temperature surpassed the last highest of 48.1 degree Celsius  recorded on April 30, 1999.

OdishaHeatwave conditions continued to sweep across almost the entire of Odisha with the mercury soaring to 48.5 degree Celsius at Titlagarh, making it the hottest place in the country.

It was also a record for the month of April in the western Odisha town as the temperature surpassed the last highest of 48.1 degree Celsius  recorded on April 30, 1999, Sarat Sahu, Director of the Meteorological Centre said, adding that the maximum temperature of 50.1 degree Celsius recorded in Titlagarh on June 5, 2003 remains a record in Odisha.

Titlagarh was followed by 46.1 degree Celsius in Sonepur and 45 degree Celsius at Bhawanipatna, the Indian Metrological Department said in a bulletin.

As many as 17 places reeled under the heat with temperatures above 40 degree Celsius.

While the coal belt of Talcher recorded 44.8 degree Celsius, the maximum temperature stood at 44.5 degree Celsius in Bolangir, 44.1 degree Celsius in Angul and 44 degree Celsius in Sundargarh and Sambalpur, the MeT office said.

Source: NDTV

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