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Mercury hovers above 40 deg Celsius in 10 places of Odisha

Reporters Today, Bhubaneswar, May 1: The entire Odisha Tuesday continued to reel under sizzling heat with mercury level hovering above 40 degree Celsius in at least 10 places, the Met office here said.

            Sonepur recorded 42.4 degree Celsius to become the hottest place in the state on Tuesday, followed by 41.7 degree Celsius at Talcher and 41.6 degree C at Jharsuguda.

            The other seven places where the temperature is above 40 degree Celsius are Sambalpur (41.6), Malkangiri, Titlagarh and Bhawanipatna (41.5 each), Hiurakud and Bolangir (41 each) and Angul (40.7), the weatherman said.

            In Sundergarh, the temperature was 40 degree Celsius.

            The maximum temperature in state capital Bhubaneswar was 38.4 degree Celsius, while the mercury touched 37.8 degree Celsius in neighbouring Cuttack city.

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