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For the first time this year, temperature at any place in Odisha crossed 40 degrees Celsius

Bhubaneswar:16/3/22: For the first time this year, temperature at any place in Odisha crossed 40 degrees Celsius today. Maximum temperature at Balangir was recorded at 40.5 degrees Celsius, which is highest day temperature in the State.

Other two places recorded the maximum temperature at 40 degrees Celsius or above. Titlagarh and Angul recorded the day temperature at 40.2 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius, respectively.

As per the data provided by the Regional Meteorological Centre, another eight places in the State recorded maximum temperature at 39 degrees Celsius or above.

The met department has already issued heatwave warnings for several districts of the State for March 16, 17 and 18

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March 17: Heatwave condition is very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir, Angul, Nayagarh, Khurda, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda.

March 18: Heatwave condition is very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir, Angul, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda.

Maximum temperature (day temperature) is very likely to rise around 3 to 4 degrees Celsius during next two to three days and no large change thereafter. Maximum temperature will be above normal by three to five degrees Celsius at one or two places over the districts of Odisha from March 16 to 18, the Meteorological Centre had said.

The Meteorological Centre has advised people to take precautionary measures while going outside between 11 am and 3.30 pm in the districts.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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