Bhubaneswar, May 17 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under intense heat wave with 10 places recording over 40 degree Celsius on Friday.
The Western Odisha town Titlagarh recorded maximum temperature of 45.5 degree Celsius while Bolangir boiled at 44.6 degree Celsius followed by Sonepur (44), Sambalpur (44.3) and Jharsuguda (43.2).
Jharsuguda recorded 43.2 degree Celsius while Hirakud boiled at 42.4 degree and Sundargarh at 41.5 degree.
The capital city Bhubaneswar sizzled at 37.4 degree Celsius while Cuttack registered 37 degree Celsius.
The met department said the rising temperature will continue for another couple of days in the state.
Meanwhile, the met department predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Gajapati, Ganjam, Mayurbhanj and Balasore.