Heat conditions returned in some areas of western Odisha today even as moderate to heavy rains lashed many parts of the state under the impact of south-west monsoon. After witnessing a sharp fall in the last few days, the temperature shot up in some areas and breached 40 degrees Celsius mark in at least four places, all in western Odisha. While Angul became the hottest place in the state recording 40.7 degrees Celsius, the mercury stood at 40.4 degrees Celsius at Sambalpur 40.2 degrees Celsius at Jharsuguda and 40 deg C at Balangir, the MeT office said. State capital Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius, while it was 33.2 degrees Celsius in Cuttack, it said. However, high level of humidity made the weather conditions adverse at some places.
While relative humidity in Cuttack was measured at 100 per cent, it was 88 per cent in Bhubaneswar, it said. Meanwhile, south-west monsoon has covered more than nine of the state's 30 districts and is steadily making further advances in some more areas, triggering rains and making the weather pleasant.