June 12, 2014

Odisha Channel Bureau Bhubaneswar: As monsoon delayed its arrival, most parts of Odisha continued to reel under an intense heat wave with highest day temperature hovering over 40 degrees Celsius in as many as 16 places in the State on Thursday.The heat wave condition was likely to continue for a few more days as the Meteorological Centre at Bhubaneswar indicated that monsoon was likely to hit Odisha by June 16.The maximum day temperature soared up to 40 degrees Celsius and above in 16 places with Titilagarh in western Odisha recording the highest temperature at 44.5 degrees Celsius, according to the Meteorological Centre.With no sign of rain anywhere in the State life became unbearable, particularly in the coastal regions with humidity level remaining high.The humidity level in Bhubaneswar was measured at 81 per cent.The situation was likely to improve as rain was expected at a few places by June 15.Frequent power cuts had made life difficult for lakhs of people in rural areas.Power cuts were also being experienced by the people in small towns and peripheries of the Capital city.

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