Bhubaneswar, March 16: At least 12 places in Odisha on Tuesday recorded day temperature above 38 degrees Celcius, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar.
As sweltering heat swept across Odisha, the mercury soared up to 39.7 degrees Celsius in Angul, making it the hottest place in the state on Tuesday.
According to the MeT department, Angul recorded the highest temperature followed by Sonepur at 39.5 degrees, Baripada at 39.2 degrees, and Titilagarh and Boudh at 39 degrees Celsius each.
The twin cities Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded a temperature of 38.2 degrees and 38 degrees Celsius respectively.
The MeT department also predicted that the heatwave conditions are likely to occur at some places in Odisha till March 18.
Also, the maximum day temperature is likely to be above 3-5 degrees Celsius at some places in the State, the Met department added.