Bhubaneswar: This year the summer seems to have arrived well in advance. For the past one week the State is feeling the scorching heat. The city residents have been sweating it out.
The mercury was touching 40.1 degree Celsius in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, the city’s highest for February in three years, leading to rise in complaints of sun burns. The day temperature, seven degree above normal, was also the highest of the season in the city.
On Saturday, the maximum temperature recorded was 39.9 degrees celsius, showing a jump of about 6 degrees above normal.
The highest temperature in the month of February recorded in the capital city was 42.7 degree C in 1963.
The unseasonal heat has affected normal life in the city. People mostly prefer to remain indoors. Roads in many areas in the State capital are seen wearing a deserted look after 10 a.m.
Other parts of the State too experienced similar rise in day temperatures. Malkangiri recorded 39.4 degree Celsius and Baripada recorded over 37 degrees on Sunday. Similarly most of the western Odisha towns such as Titlagarh, Bolangir and Angul recorede 38 degrees C and above.
Shri S. C. Sahu, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar informed that the weather condition will prevail for at least a couple of days.