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For the last three days day temperature has been hovering over 35 degree Celsius mark
BHUBANESWAR: Capital city on Sunday experienced 37.6 degree Celsius, the highest ever temperature in past 57 years.
On November 18, 1952, highest daytime temperature was recorded at 35 degree, 2.6 degree Celsius lower than Sunday’s temperature.
In fact, during past three days day temperature has been hovering over 35 degree Celsius mark.
The unusual weather condition has been prevailing in most parts of the State.
In fact maximum temperature recorded in Balasore on Sunday came close to breaking its highest ever temperature during the month of November which was 36.3 degree Celsius in 1987.
Along with Bhubaneswar, industrial town of Talcher also sweltered in the winter season with daytime temperature soaring 37 degree Celsius.
At Angul, Bhawanipatna, Titlagarh, Baripada and Malkangiri, 34 degree Celisus temperature was recorded during the day.
Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar blamed high degree of humidity. Up to 2 km to 3 km, the humidity level remained at 60 per cent to 70 per cent, which was a major reason for rise in temperature, said S. C. Sahu, director of Met Centre here. Moisture content also remained high in the atmosphere.
“An anti-cyclonic atmospheric system over Orissa was another reason for which hot air could not spread out to other region. This was major reason behind extreme heat condition which triggered spell of rains in the evening,” Mr. Sahu said.
He predicted similar hot and humid condition was likely to prevail over the next 48 hours.
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