Bhubaneswar: With rising mercury creating havoc in most parts of State, the toll from sunstroke reached 21, with officials on Monday confirming the death of a 55-year-old man in Khordha district.
Although a sudden spell of rain accompanied by gusty wind brought mild respite for the residents in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack on Monday, intense heat wave is expected to continue in some parts for atleast two more days, sources from local metereological department said.
While many places in western parts of the state experienced searing heat, recording maximum temperatures between 44 and 46 degrees Celsius, the costal districts remained slightly cool with some places witnessing the temperature in the range of 33 and 35 degrees Celsius on Monday.
Hirakud recorded 46.1 degree Celsius, the day’s highest of the state, weather officials said.
Other places like Malkangiri, Titlagarh, Jharsuguda, Balangir, Sonepur, Sundargarh and Sambalpur boiled with over 45 degree Celsius.
Source: 360 NS with inputs from IANS