BHUBANESWAR: With a sudden jump in mercury summer like feeling is witnessed in most parts of Odisha on Thursday. Capital city of Bhubaneswar was the hottest town of the state with maximum temperature recorded at 39.2 degree Celsius. Met centre forecast said next few days will be hotter. “Clear sky, weak sea wind, lack of northern wind and stronger south-west wind are the reasons for sudden rise in temperature,” said director of India Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar, S C Sahu.
“The rising trend of temperature started about four days back and will continue for some more days,” he said. City’s temperature witnessed a rise of around three degree as the day temperature jumped from 36.8 degree Celsius on Wednesday to 39.2 degree Celsius on Thursday. More than 16 stations in the state recorded temperature more than 35 degree Celsius on Thursday with Angul and Malkangiri recording 38.7 and 38.4 respectively. The normal temperature in Odisha in February should be 32 to 33 degree Celsius. “Thursday was the hottest day in February in the last three years.