W Orissa under intense heat, respite in coastal areas
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 22:29
Bhubaneswar: Western Orissa continued to reel under blistering heat with maximum temperature soaring to 45.6 degree Celsius in Sambalpur today, though coastal areas had a respite with fall in mercury.

While a maximum of 45.2 degrees was recorded at Hirakud, areas like Jharsuguda and Titlagarh continued to boil at 45 degrees, the Met office said.

The maximum temperature in Sundargarh was 44.5 degrees, while it was 44.3 degrees in Angul and 44.2 in Balangir and Baripada.

People in capital Bhubaneswar had a slight respite from the scorching heat as the mercury dropped to 40.2 degrees from 41.2 yesterday.

There were 28 suspected sunstroke deaths in the state this summer.


First Published: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 22:29

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