Met office withdraws heat wave warning

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Bhubaneswar, Apr 13 (UNI) People in Orissa heaved a sigh of relief as the state including the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar today recorded a fall in the maximum day temperature.

The local Met office withdrew the heat wave warning, issued earlier, after the temperature soared to 40 degrees Celsius in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jharsuguda, Sundergarha, Chandbali and Balasore on Friday.

The mercury in the capital city today came down to 38.3 degrees, almost one degree below from Saturday. Cuttack also recorded at 39.5 against 40.6 degrees celsius yesterday.

On Friday, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded a maximum temperature of 40.2 degrees, nearly three degrees above normal.

Jharsuguda today recorded 40.6 degrees, the highest in the state.

The temperature at Hirakud, Keoinjhar, Chandbali and Sambalpur hovered around 38 to 39 degrees Celsius.

The Met office predicted the weather would remain dry over Orissa and the sky would be party cloudy around Bhubaneswar during the next 24 hours.

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