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Odisha continues to be on the boil with the intense heatwave gripping more and more parts of the State

BHUBANESWAR:21/4/22:  Odisha continues to be on the boil with the intense heatwave gripping more and more parts of the State. On Wednesday, 19 places in the State recorded temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius, while in at least six places the mercury soared above 43 degrees.

The western Odisha region bore the brunt of the sizzling heat conditions with Sonepur recording the State’s highest temperature at 44.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Balangir at 44 degree. Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Titlagarh and Boudh recorded 43 degree each.

The Twin City of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded 37.1 degree and 37 degree respectively on the day.
However, people may get some respite over the next couple of days as a few places in Odisha are expected to witness a fall in day temperature due to thunderstorm activity.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that maximum temperature is likely to fall by two to three degrees at a few places in the State during the next two days. Thunderstorm with lightning is likely to prevail over one or two places in many parts of the State on Thursday.

Similarly, the national weather forecaster has predicted thunderstorms with lightning at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, and Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri,  Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Angul, Boudh and Kandhamal districts on Friday.

“The maximum temperature may gradually rise by two to three degrees from April 24 onwards. Interior districts in Odisha have been witnessing intense heat due to stable atmosphere and as coastal winds are not able to penetrate into the region,” said Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Scientist, Umasankar Das.

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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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