The hottest place in the country on friday was Titlagagh of Odisha with maximum temperature recorded at 47.5 degrees Celsius even as severe heatwave conditions continued to prevail across the state.Nine towns in the state experienced temperatures above 44 deg C, while 15 districts had mercury level hovering above 40 deg C.
Titlagarh in located in Bolangir district of Odisha is the hottest place in the country with temperature recorded at 47.5 deg C.Apart from that three places in the state also recorded temperatures at or above 46 deg C.Titlagarh was followed by Sonepur (46.3) and 46 deg C each at Sundergarh and Bolangir town in western Odisha.
Other places which bore the brunt of unbearable heat were Angul (45), Sambalpur (45.2), Hirakud (45.5), Bhawanipatna (44.5) and Jharsuguda (44.8).
The state capital Bhubaneswar recorded 40.5 deg C with relative humidity at 89 per cent.
The IMD in its bulletin said heatwave conditions prevailed at most places over interior parts of Odisha and at one or two places in coastal region with severe heatwave conditions at one or two places over south interior districts.
In IMD forecast, it is said that heatwave conditions were likely to continue at a few places with severe heatwave at isolated places on both April 23 and 24.