Odisha Schools will be Closed for Three Days due to Heat Wave


The heat wave that is now affecting the state of Odisha has prompted the government to proclaim a three-day holiday. For the most recent information, parents and students are encouraged to stay in contact with the relevant school administration.

Due to the state’s heat wave, the Odisha government has declared a three-day school closure. The Odisha government has announced a two-day closure from April 18 to 20, citing the state’s heat wave conditions, according to news agency PTI. For the most recent information on the reopening of schools, parents and students are urged to stay in contact with the relevant school authorities.
The state’s schools will all continue to be closed.

As per the directive, the state government has opted to shut down all schools, including those operated by the government, government-aided, and private entities, for a duration of three days due to the prevailing heatwave conditions and the increase in daytime temperatures. Local reports indicate that numerous guardians had been advocating for school closures, citing the challenge children faced in returning home amidst the sweltering heat and high humidity after school hours. The meteorological department forecasts a gradual rise in temperature by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius across many areas over the next two days. It is anticipated that temperatures in certain places in Odisha will exceed the 45-degree Celsius mark from April 18 to 20.

As per weather scientist Umashankar Das, Baripada town in Mayurbhanj district registered the highest temperature in the country on Tuesday (April 16) at 43.6 degrees Celsius. According to the IMD Bhubaneshwar, heatwave conditions are anticipated to persist in certain areas of the following districts on April 17: Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Jajur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Boudh.  Keonjhar, Angul, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Khudra, Dhenkanal, and Jagatsinghpur.

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