Talcher was the hottest place in the state with the maximum temperature rising to 43.8 degrees Celsius. It was closely followed by Angul which recorded 43.7 degrees Celsius, while the mercury stood at 43 degrees Celsius in Titlagarh.
The state capital Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum of 39.6 degrees Celsius, while the mercury touched 39 degrees in the neighbouring city of Cuttack, the meteorological centre here said.
Jharsuguda recorded a maximum temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius, Balangir 42 degrees and Sambalpur and Hirakud 41.1 degrees Celsius, it said.
The mercury touched 40.1 degrees Celsius at Keonjhar, 40.8 degrees at Bhawanipatna and Malkangiri, 40.5 degrees at Sundargarh and 40 degrees at Sonepur, it said.
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