Sambalpur was the second hottest place with a maximum temperature of 45.2 degree Celsius. Sonepur (44.8°C), Boudh (44.6°C) and Balangir (44°C) were among the state's hottest places today.
The regional Met office said at least 22 places recorded 40 degree Celsius or more on the day. While Cuttack recorded 40.4 degree Celsius, the capital city Bhubaneswar reported 38.2 during this period.
The other places which recorded a maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius and more were Sundergarh, Rourkela, Bhawanipatna, Titlagarh, Talcher, Angul, Baripada, Bargarh, Deogarh, Nuapada, Keonjhar, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Phulbani.
Meanwhile, a heat wave warning has been issued for one or two places in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sonepur, Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
"There will be no large change in Maximum temperature(Day temperature) at many places over the districts of Odisha during next 4-5 days. Maximum temperature is very likely to be above normal by 3-5 degrees at a few places over the districts of Odisha. Consequently, hot and discomfort weather is likely during the next four days," said Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre.