Odisha Government Prepones Summer Holidays due to Extreme Heat Waves

The Odisha government postponed summer holidays due to severe heat waves in the state. The holiday has been declared from the 25th of April in all the schools and colleges both government and private educational institutions. The whole country is being burned in extreme heat where weather conditions, with the temperature soaring from 40- 46 degrees Celsius in various parts of the country. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), many states named Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and West Bengal are under severe heatwave conditions. As per the reports, the temperature is 6-7 per cent higher than normal. IMD reports the mercury has breached the maximum temperature mark of 44 degrees in many parts of the country.

In Odisha, the maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees was recorded in Baripada and Mayurbhanj on Sunday. According to IMD Bhubaneswar, a total of nine districts are reeling under the maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius or more, especially during the daytime. IMD has issued orange warning for several districts in the state including, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Boudh, Nuapada, Sundergarh, Baragarh, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Sonepur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Sambalpur, Jhharsuguda, Angul, Khurda and Cuttack.