Bhubaneswar: A searing heat wave on Monday continued to torture Odisha as day temperatures went past the 40-degree mark in as many as 10 towns and cities of the state.
Titlagarh and Talcher turned out to be the hottest places in the state, both recording a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius.
Bolangir recorded 42.5 degree Celsius, while Sambalpur recorded 42.1 degree Celsius. Both Hirakud and Sonepur recorded 42 degree, Jharsuguda and Bhawanipatna recorded 41.8 degree, Malkangiri recorded 41.4 degree and Angul recorded 41.1 degree Celsius.
The capital city Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, recorded 37.2 degree Celsius and 38.6 degrees, respectively.
The heat wave conditions is likely to persist across the state for at least five days.