Schools In Odisha To Remain Closed From April 18-20 Amid Severe Heatwave Forecast

Bhubaneswar: All schools in Odisha will be remain closed for 3 days from April 18-20 in view of unprecedented heatwave situation, a notification issued by School and Mass Education Department said on Wednesday. 

“Currently, the state government has closed all the schools for three days in view of the summer heat and rising temperature in the state. It has been decided to close all government, government-aided and private schools from April 18 to 20.”

The state has been witnessing blistering heatwave conditions for past couple of days and the warning continues till April 21. Orange alert has also being issued for two days from April 18 and the temperature is expected to cross 45 degrees Celsius mark at a few places in Odisha during this period.

Notably, the mercury had soared past 34 degree Celsius by 8:30 am with Bhubaneswar recording 33.64 degree on Wednesday. Bhawanipatna was the hottest at 34.8 degree Celsius.

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