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Due to the heatwave, Odisha schools will be closed from April 18–20

The state of Odisha has declared a heatwave, and as a result, all schools will be closed from April 18 to April 20. This decision was made by the administration on Wednesday. The government has decided to shut all schools, including those that are government-run, government-aided, and private, for three days due to the current heatwave conditions and increase in daytime temperatures, according to a news release from the School and Mass Education Department. The temperature is expected to climb by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius during the course of the next two days in several locations, according to the IMD prediction. In a few locations in Odisha, the temperature is predicted to rise over 45 degrees Celsius between April 18 and 20.

With a temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, Baripada town in the Mayurbhanj district was the hottest site in the whole nation, according to weather expert Umashankar Das. Heatwave conditions were predicted for some areas in the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Angul, and Boudh on Wednesday, according to a bulletin from IMD’s Bhubaneswar Centre.

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It said that across the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, and Gajapati, hot and humid weather conditions will dominate at one or two spots.

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