Severe heat wave at one or two places most likely to prevail over the districts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Khurda, Sonepur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada till April 2, said the midday bulletin of today.
The Met Department issued an orange alert for these districts during the period.
Heat illness symptoms likely to people exposed to direct heat and doing heavy work, cautioned the IMD.
The weathermen asked people to avoid the heat exposure & dehydration and to keep themselves cool.
There will be no large change in maximum temperature (day temperature) during next 2 days and thereafter it will gradually fall by 2-4 degree Celsius in the State, the bulletin said.
Today, the highest maximum temperature of 44.6 degree Celsius was recorded at Mayurbhanj and the lowest minimum temperature of 17 degree Celsius was recorded at Phulbani, the bulletin added.